• • • Atlas Shrugged Part II: Better than Ayn Rand Deserves
Jennifer Roback Morse, National Review Online - The Home Front Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |Individualism |Image | I liked Atlas Shrugged Part II more than Part I, and in fact, more than the book. I know this will be heresy for Rand Followers, so let me explain. The weakness of Ayn Rand is that her characters are abstractions. Each character stands for an idea or a type. In a way, this is odd for a champion of individualism: Her characters are not actual individuals, but stereotypes, archetypes, or caricatures. The heroes stand up, give long speeches, and the other characters actually listen. Not too realistic. The characters of Atlas Shrugged II are more human than either the book or the first movie installment.