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Part I, Chapter 10: Wyatt’s Torch

Greg Salmieri and Ben Bayer discuss the following questions for Part I, Chapter 10, of Atlas Shrugged: “Wyatt’s Torch.” 

  • Question 1: Why don't Dagny and Rearden fight the people trying to kill Colorado?
  • Question 2: Why is finding the inventor of the motor so important to Dagny?
  • Question 3: What similarities and differences are there among the people Dagny interviews in her quest to find the inventor of the motor?
  • Question 4: What new insights or questions does Rearden have about Lillian in this chapter?
  • Question 5: What kind of mentality seems to be behind the regulations passed at the end of the chapter? Have we seen this mentality anywhere else in the chapter?
  • Question 6: What other questions and observations do you have about Part I, Chapter 10?

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Gregory Salmieri
Gregory Salmieri

Gregory Salmieri is an Anthem Foundation Fellow in philosophy. He teaches philosophy at Rutgers University, and has previously held teaching and research positions at Boston University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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