The Fountainhead / LESSON 2
quiz background
Lesson completed play again
Register to view this lesson

QUIZ

Select other answers to see explanations specific to those answers. Only your first selection counts towards your final score.
correct
0/0
Select other answers to see explanations specific to those answers. Only your first selection counts towards your final score.
YOU SCORED
00%
* Please note that only your first quiz score is recorded. You may retake this quiz, but your new score will not be saved.

Peter Keating

  • LEVEL
    Beginner
  • completed
    449 students
  • Average Rating

By conventional standards, The Fountainhead’s Peter Keating seems to be the archetype of selfishness; he craves wealth, fame and admiration, and will do whatever it takes to get them. But what’s the real nature of his ambition? What does he truly value, of his own accord? What does he actually want in life? In this lesson, you’ll study the character of Peter Keating, exploring the essence of his “self.” Is there something mistaken about our conventional notion of selfishness, if Peter Keating seems to be its paragon?

Spoiler alert: This lesson assumes that students have read The Fountainhead.

Lesson Outline

Lead Instructor

Keith Lockitch

Keith Lockitch is the vice president of educational programs and a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He teaches, writes and speaks for ARI, and oversees all of its educational programs.

see full bio

More To Explore