Sunday, September 7, 2014

Risk Taking Researcher- Ariana

Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.  When she was born, socialist revolutionaries overthrew the monarchy in 1905, and in 1906 the first Duma, the new Russian congress stared. Several different socialist groups emerged after the revolution of 1905 and  several groups of revolutionaries fell to conflict, especially during World War I, in which the Bolsheviks urged an international civil war to bring about the rule of the governance by the working class. The country fell into a bitter civil war. The Bolsheviks, under Lenin, eventually emerged as the preeminent party, and the group later became the Communist Party.

When she was twelve, Ayn witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution. Her family lost its business and was in extreme poverty during the new regime. Rand despaired of the corrupt Communist system, which claimed to subjugate the needs of the individual to the needs of the many, but was ultimately manipulated by a few greedy and crule leaders, with disastrous consequences for Russia’s economy and people.
Rand completed high school in the Crimea, where she had fled to escape the civil war. She returned to St. Petersburg (then called Petrograd), where she attended the University of Petrograd, and she graduated in 1924 with a degree in philosophy and history.
After Joseph Stalin ascended to power in the early 1920's, Ayn fled to Chicago, and later moved to Hollywood where she started her screen writing carer and later meet her husband Frank O'Conner who were married for fifty years until the day he died. 

In 1932, Rand sold her first screenplay, Red Pawn, and her first stage play was produced on Broadway. The play, Night of January 16th, was a largely autobiographical account of the Soviet Union just after the revolution. She completed her first novel, We the Living, in 1933, and it was first published in 1936.Anthem was her second book and was published in 1938. Rand died on March 6th 1982, in New York City.


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