Study Guide

The Fountainhead Allusions

By Ayn Rand

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • "It's time to talk of many things," reference to "The Walrus and the Carpenter" poem in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (2.12.6)
  • Romeo and Juliet (4.16.56)

Historical References

  • The Parthenon (1.1.126)
  • Beau Arts (1.2.93)
  • Renaissance style (1.2.93)
  • The Columbian Exposition of 1893 (1.3.68)
  • Louis XV (1.4.16)
  • Jacobean style (1.5.111)
  • Louis XIV (1.6.2)
  • Petronius, Roman author of the Satyricon (1.9.47)
  • Gothic style (1.10.5)
  • TB or tuberculosis (1.12.8)
  • Helios, Sun god in Greek mythology (1.12.92)
  • Tudor style (1.13.54)
  • Louvre (2.3.21)
  • Nike, Greek goddess of victory (2.3.53)
  • Marquis de Sade (2.8.102)
  • Herbert Spenser, British Social Darwinist (3.1.156)
  • Joan of Arc (3.4.24)

Pop Culture References

  • Rachmaninoff (4.15.74)
  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse (2.4.100)
  • Richard Wagner, "Song to the Evening Star" (4.16.57)