Additional Symbols, Images, and Motifs
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Here are some other symbols, images, and running themes worth mentioning that we discuss at other points in this guide:
- Childhood: You can read more about this running theme in the "Memory and the Past" theme section and in Dagny's "Character Analysis."
- Time: This theme is also discussed in the "Memory and the Past" theme section and is a large part of Ellis Wyatt's "Character Analysis."
- Money: You can find more on this in two thematic sections: the "Philosophical Viewpoints: Objectivism" theme section and the "Visions of America" theme section. The role money plays in the book is also discussed in Francisco's "Character Analysis."
- Myths and Legends: This is discussed in John Galt's "Character Analysis," and everyone's favorite ancestors Sebastián d'Anconia and Nat Taggart are discussed in their own "Character Analysis" sections, as well as in Francisco and Dagny's.
- Images of Urban Decay: You can find a discussion of this running theme in the "Setting" section.