The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead

According to the Bible, the harbingers of the Apocalypse are the Four Horsemen – Conquest, Pestilence, War and Famine. This is exactly what the four characters whose names the Fountainhead’s parts carry reminds me of. Those characters are Peter Keating, Ellsworth Toohey, Gail Wynand and Howard Roark. These men are exactly the harbingers of an Apocalypse, but their names should be Mediocrity, Manipulation, Materialism and Apathy.

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