Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Section 3

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Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Chapters 1-5

(View complete Structure_of_Atlas_Shrugged, or for previous chapters, see Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Chapters 6-10, for next chapters, see Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Chapters 6-10


CHAPTER ONE: Atlantis

Section 311: Part 3, Chapter 1, Section 1

  • Plot summary:
  • Dagny is unconscious from crashing her plane in the Colorado Valley. When she wakes up, she is shocked to discover John Galt beside her. She soon finds out that the industrialists who have disappeared now live and work in the Colorado Valley. Some of these industrialists include: Midas Mulligan, Ellis Wyatt and Richard Halley. Galt talks to Dagny and shows her around this new place, while showing her around this place he takes her to where the motor is kept in which everyone is looking for.
  • The following Places in Atlas Shrugged are used as settings in this section:
    • The Colorado Valley
      • Dr. Akston’s home
  • The following Characters in Atlas Shrugged appear in this section:
    • Dagny Taggart
    • John Galt
    • Hugh Akston
    • Midas Mulligan
    • Dr. Hendricks
    • Quentin Daniels
    • Dwight Sanders
    • Dick McNamara
    • Ellis Wyatt
    • Ted Nielsen (mentioned as lumberjack)
    • Roger Marsh (mentioned as cabbage tycoon)
    • Andrew Stockton
    • Ken Danagger
    • Richard Halley (mentioned)
    • Judge Narragansett
  • Mysteries:
    • “I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” John Galt tells Dagny that quote is a secret and he doesn’t mind telling it to her because he knows that she “won’t pronounce those words until you [Dagny] mean them the way I intended them to be meant.” How did he intend for it to be meant?

--24.63.187.228 17:31, 16 November 2005 (UTC)Tayla Polia and Kaitlyn Cargill (added a little to it)


Section 312: Part 3, Chapter 1, Section 2

  • Plot summary:
  • Dagny goes to dinner at Midas Mulligans house where Galt and the others explain to her that they are all on strike. At the end of dinner, Dagny goes home with John Galt and spends the night at his house in “a room he never intended her to occupy”.
  • The following Places in Atlas Shrugged are used as settings in this section:
    • The Colorado Valley
      • Midas Mulligan’s home
      • John Galt’s home
  • The following Characters in Atlas Shrugged appear in this section:
    • Dagny Taggart
    • John Galt
    • Midas Mulligan
    • Ellis Wyatt
    • Ken Danagger
    • Hugh Akston
    • Dr. Hendricks
    • Quentin Daniels
    • Richard Halley
    • Judge Narragansett
  • Mysteries:
    • Is John Galt a labor worker for Taggart Transcontinental?
    • Why does John Galt say to Dagny, “This is the room I never intended you to occupy”. but then let her sleep there?

--24.63.187.228 17:33, 16 November 2005 (UTC)Tayla Polia



CHAPTER TWO: The Utopia of Greed

Section 321: Part 3, Chapter 2, Section 1

  • Plot summary:
  • Dagny has breakfast with John Galt and Ragnar Danneskjold. She learns that Danneskjold is married to Kay Ludlow and that they were married four years ago by Judge Narragansett. She also talks with John Galt about how long she plans to stay in the Colorado Valley and she soon agrees to one month.
  • The following Characters in Atlas Shrugged appear in this section:
    • Dagny Taggart
    • John Galt
    • Ragnar Danneskjold
    • Kay Ludlow (mentioned)

--24.63.187.228 17:33, 16 November 2005 (UTC)Tayla Polia

Section 321: Part 3, Chapter 2, Section 2

  • Plot summary:
  • Owen Kellogg tells Dagny that everyone in the “outside world” thought she was dead. Dagny also thought about Hank Rearden a few times, but those thoughts and feelings went away every time she saw John Galts face. Francisco tells Dagny how much he loves her and will always love her.
  • The following Characters in Atlas Shrugged appear in this section:
    • Dagny Taggart
    • John Galt
    • Owen Kellogg
    • Francisco d’Anconia
  • Mysteries:
    • Why does Dagny’s feelings about Hank Rearden go away as soon as she sees John Galt?

--24.63.187.228 17:33, 16 November 2005 (UTC)Tayla Polia

Section 321: Part 3, Chapter 2, Section 3

  • Plot summary:
  • Francisco talks to Dagny about the “rebirth of d’Anconia Copper”. He tells her that to start this “rebirth” he needs to start out again here in he Colorado Valley, so he bought land from Midas to start. Dagny realizes that she is in love with John Galt and that he has everything she is looking for.
  • The following Characters in Atlas Shrugged appear in this section:
    • Francisco d’Anconia
    • Dagny Taggart
    • John Galt

--24.63.187.228 17:43, 16 November 2005 (UTC)Tayla Polia



CHAPTER THREE: Anti-Greed

Section 331: Part 3, Chapter 3, Section 1



CHAPTER FOUR: Anti-Life

Section 341: Part 3, Chapter 4, Section 1



CHAPTER FIVE: Their Brothers' Keepers

Section 351: Part 3, Chapter 5, Section 1


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See Also: Structure_of_Atlas_Shrugged, Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Chapters 1-5, Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Chapters 6-10, Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Chapters 1-5, Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Chapters 6-10, Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Chapters 1-5, Synopsis of Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Chapters 6-10