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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Some people see that Roark is a genius, but they are a few, rare people. Roark only gets three commissions after Heller's house. Jimmy Gowan is the first and hires Roark to build a gas station because he wants people to talk about his business. After this project, Roark doesn't find work for months. Heller advises Roark to seek out clients, but Roark is not a salesman. He is bad with people. Heller finds Roark refreshing and life giving.

Roark's next potential client is Mrs. Wayne Wilmot, a fan of Heller who wants to imitate him. Roark refuses to work for her because she doesn't think for herself. Robert Mundy asks for a house that mimics the grand mansion owned by people who laughed at him when he was young. Again, Roark refuses because Mundy only wants to impress others. Nathaniel Janns asks for an...

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