Ayn Rand: A Life of Paradox
The paper presents a study of the inherent paradox in the life and works of Russian-American philosopher and
novelist Ayn Rand. It presents the incidences from Rand’s own life where she absolutely diverted from her own philosophy.
In addition to this, it combines and compares an analysis of her literary theory with the kind of characters she carved and the
titles of her works again representing a contrasting image. This qualitative work undertakes an empirical study of her life and
works and then critical analyzes and interprets the same for the purpose of this research paper.
Keywords - Ayn Rand, We the Living, The Fountainhead, Anthem, Atlas Shrugged, Paradox, Philosophy, Objectivism.