The Fountainhead - Part IV, Howard Roark, Chapters 11–15 Summary & Analysis

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The Cortlandt project is almost completed, and Roark embarks on a long voyage with Wynand on his yacht. They discuss what selfishness is, and for Roark, those people who are selfless are “second-handers” because they live through others and not themselves. Independence of spirit and strength are the greatest threats to second-handers.

On his return to New York, Roark discovers someone has altered his construction design, and there are now additional features over his original design. These additions were made in secret by Toohey’s disciples, against Keating’s will. Keating fought valiantly to stop them, but they overpowered him. Roark visits Dominique, and the following Monday, she distracts the night watchman with a request to get gas, and as he leaves, Roark dynamites the entire building. Dominique crawls into her car and fakes injuries by cutting herself; when the police find her, Dominique...

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