Plot. The main character of the story is Dagny Taggart.
Twelve years in the writing, it is her masterwork. Is the pursuit of profit a noble enterprise or the root of all evil? Is sexual passion an exalted spiritual virtue or a dirty, animalistic vice? Published in 1957, Ayn rand's Atlas Shrugged is set in a dystopian and impoverished United States, in a communist world system, which slowly but surely destroys national and foreign economy alike. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (referred to onscreen as simply Atlas Shrugged) is a 2011 American political science fiction drama film directed by Paul Johansson.