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• Howard Roark faces the first of his defeats by collective opinion when he is expelled from the Architectural School of the Stanton Institute of Technology.
• Roark's conflict with the school is his originality versus the school's insistence on copying classic architectural design.
• Peter Keating, a classmate of Roark's, is untalented and manages to graduate at the top of his class by copying past architects.
• Peter lets go of his dream to study art in order to please his mother who wants him to be an architect.
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• Peter deludes himself into thinking he is really good and begins worming his way into the good graces of Francon and Heyer, the owners of the company.
• Peter learns that Francon has not designed a building in years and relies on his chief designer to do that work for him.
• Roark goes to apply...
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