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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 4, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Roark sees the land Wynand has bought for his house, and they agree on a site. The two men talk, discussing the Stoddard Temple and their struggles to rise in their fields. Wynand asks Roark if he too had experienced frustration as a young man, surrounded by hypocrisy and incompetence. Roark is sympathetic until Wynand asks:

"Did you drive the anger back inside of you, and store it, and decide

to let yourself be torn to pieces if necessary, but reach the day when

you'd rule those people and all people and everything around you?" (460.)

Roark answers in the negative, insisting that his first concern lay not in teaching or ruling, but in governing himself and his work. Roark suggests that the home he is building will help Wynand confront his past.

When Roark visits Wynand with the drawings of the house, Wynand...

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