ISU Essay : Ayn Rand-The Fountainhead
Imagine power as a form of free flowing energy, a source found within every one and
for each individual.
Assume that to gain power, one has to tap this resevoir of
immense proportions and relish upon the rich harvest to their hearts desires.
Consequently, when there is such a dealing of concentrated materials, nature takes
charge and similarly to other physical abstracts, rendering this package lethal,
with the potential for untold destruction.
In other words, power in the wrong
hands or power without responsibility is the most harzardous weapon mankind can
To say that power is a medium out of control and pertaining to something with
incredible destruction, is rather quite true.
Assuming that every one and anyone
has the potential to be entitle to a share of this universal medium.
Then it would
be justifiable to claim that like any other unmoderated activities, raging
amibition for power uncontroled could wreak havoc and acts as a catalyst in the
breakdown of a society.
Similar to politics which deals with the static physical
component of society, there must be a more formidable source of pervailance over
the mystical realm of power.
There fore, this form of guidance can only exist from
and as product of thought, thus the ideas within a philosophy.
The Ideals warp between the covers of, The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand's philosophical
revolution of Individualistic power,
is her solution to society's request for a
She believe that the highest order of power stands above all alternatives as
the power belonging to an individual and her mission is to prove the greatness of
individualist power within the hero she christain the name Roark.
Rational thinkers, do not make decisions in a give or take scenario, but instead
they carefully distinguish between be extremes of the Black, the White, and the
simulates the world as a whitches cauldron, filled
with many evils, among which only one true and worthy victor can pervail. Ayn Rand
explores the many facets of power within a structural community, relying upon her
philosolophy as a test-bed and a believable standard.
In essence the portfolio of The Fountainhead, contains, four major fronts of power,
each dominated by a type of relative character and characteristics.
Power entitle itself
to be crown the champion of false promises and deciet.
Power of Green or power due to money is difficult to achieve and deserve honorable
mentioning, yet it is a virtual power built upon wealth.
Worst of all evil in
man's search for power lies behind the mask of a man built on betrayal, resorting
to self-deprivation for prestige and the selling of oneself to fame.
power belongs to an individualist, who fights for himself, lives for himself
is Rand's answer to the plea of the people.
Subjecting to visualization, this could be interpret in the form of a compass rose