* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

by Ayn Rand

Foil

Character Role Analysis

Francisco d'Anconia to Hank and Dagny

For the first two volumes, Francisco acts as a foil to both Hank and Dagny. He used to share Dagny's values, but now he appears to waste his natural talents and to live as a playboy. However, we later learn that this playboy persona was just a front and that Francisco is actually part of Galt's strike. Francisco has deliberately turned himself into a foil in order to guide potential strikers to Galt and help teach them some tough moral lessons.


Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement