• • • 10 fierce fictional heroines
Catriona Davies and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN The Fountainhead |The Fountainhead movie | Dominique Francon. "The Fountainhead," by Ayn Rand (1943) Why we love her: Set in a man's world of architects in 1920s and 30s New York City, Dominique has a pessimistic world view, which leads to her marry two men she despises. She eventually learns to find happiness with a man she loves and accept a more positive view on society.
Sample quote: "Ask anything of men. Ask them to achieve wealth, fame, love, brutality, murder, self-sacrifice. But don't ask them to achieve self-respect. They will hate your soul."