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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Peter is not confident that he can win the competition and the partnership. Although he sees that Roark's plan is great, his additions are at odds with the design. Peter thinks this cobbled-together structure will lose, and consequently he will lose favor with Francon. He wants the partnership right away, before the competition.

Peter finds some dirty laundry to hold over Heyer. There is evidence of shady financial dealings, a letter showing that Heyer overcharged a commission, and although it is not strong enough evidence for legal action, Peter uses it against the old man. He presents his evidence and harasses Heyer, demanding his retirement. Heyer is upset, confused and frightened when Peter yells at him. He is unwell and unable to handle the strain. Heyer has another stroke, and he dies.

Peter is wracked with guilt at first. Although Peter is responsible for Heyer's...

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