I'm reading Ayn Rand's novel 'the fountainhead' where the theme of the book is collectivism versus individualism. The main character, Howard roark is an architect and he is the 'individualist'. He created modernistic buildings, without any particular style, which is not what the public wants. He will not let his clients alter the design of his buildings, or he will quit the job. This results in him getting ery little clients, and failing in his career, just because he does it how he wants it. The Other main character is Peter keatings, he's another architect and he's the 'collectivist'. He'll do what his clients want, and as a result, he becomes very succesful. What do you think is more important? being yourself, doing what you want, or being what everyone wants you to be or do?