Three-Act Plot Analysis
Volume 1: from the introduction of our major players (Dagny and Hank) to the dramatic exit of Ellis Wyatt.
Volume 2 Colorado fails, things get worse, and Dagny's fate is uncertain after a dramatic plane crash.
Volume 3: we learn of the strike and meet John Galt. Romantic relationships are all readjusted and finalized and our heroes manage to escape as the country collapses.