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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Dominique finds herself in New York again. She is looking for something, but she doesn't know what, and she drowns herself in the faceless crowds. She announces to her editor, Scarret, that she is quitting and then says it was a joke. Keeping her job is harder than leaving it. Dominique doesn't fit in at the newspaper. Toohey wants her to stay. They discuss Roark, who Dominique doesn't connect with the redheaded quarry worker. Dominique feels that the building is too brilliant to exist in the real world. Real people living in it or even seeing it would be blasphemous. The sculptor Mallory gets two years' suspended sentence, due to Toohey's intervention in his defense. Meanwhile, Peter chairs the new Council of American Builders as a rising young architect. Dominique comes to the meeting, and although she doesn't say so outright, she does not seem...

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