Marcus Posted May 29, 2016 Share Posted May 29, 2016 I present to you a moral thought experiment similarly along the lines of "what if Jesus was black?" If Howard Roark was black: Would he have been able to practice architecture in the first place? Let alone get commissioned work? Would Dominique, his true love, have found him attractive? A potential suitor? How would then then inform his worldview (i.e. ideas on manipulation, work, relations with men etc)? Essentially the whole surrounding society would be effectively acting as a "Ellsworth Toohey" against him, whereas in the story it was just one person. This IMO is profound. My purpose here is you to see past the basic assumptions you make when looking at a character and to see things from different angles to see if it "still works". I'd be interested in the responses to this. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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