Assignment

Read “The Goal of My Writing” by Ayn Rand (Chapter 11 in The Romantic Manifesto)

Answer one of the following questions (500 words maximum):

  1. According to Ayn Rand, in her essay “The Goal of My Writing”, what is the relationship between philosophy and fiction?
  2. What evidence does Ayn Rand give in “The Goal of My Writing” to show that philosophy and fiction are deeply intertwined?
  3. Name one or two significant points Rand makes in the essay that you are not sure you understand. Explain what (if anything) you think you understand about each point and what you are uncertain of.