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Structure of Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged is divided into three parts, with ten chapters in each part. Chapters are divided into any number of sections.

Part 1 - Non-Contradiction


  1. The Theme
  2. The Chain
  3. The Top and the Bottom
  4. The Immovable Movers
  5. The Climax of the D'Anconias
  6. The Non-Commercial
  7. The Exploiters and the Exploited
  8. The John Galt Line
  9. The Sacred and the Profane
  10. Wyatt's Torch

Synopses of these chapters can be found at Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Chapters 1-5 and Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Chapters 6-10.

Part 2 - Either-Or


  1. The Man who Belonged on Earth
  2. The Aristocracy of Pull
  3. White blackmail
  4. The Sanction of the Victim
  5. Account Overdrawn
  6. Miracle Metal
  7. The Moratorium on Brains
  8. By Our Love
  9. The Face without Pain or Fear or Guilt
  10. The Sign of the Dollar

Part 3 - A Is A


  1. Atlantis
  2. The Utopia of Greed
  3. Anti-Greed
  4. Anti-Life
  5. Their Brothers' Keepers
  6. The Concerto of Deliverance
  7. "This is John Galt Speaking"
  8. The Egoist
  9. The Generator
  10. In the Name of the Best within Us

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