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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 4, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 5 Summary

Roark revitalizes Wynand. He goes to lunch with Roark to absolve himself from getting his picture taken with Lancelot Clokey, as he often visits Roark and the building site. Through these visits Wynand begins finding peace. Wynand feels that Roark belongs at an unfinished building site.

The situations are now reversed. While before, Roark let Wynand have Dominique, now Dominique lets Wynand have Roark. This is the culmination of her self-punishment.

Part 4, Chapter 5 Analysis

Wynand uses Roark as a sort of confessional, a place to absolve himself of sin. Wynand's behavior, however, hasn't significantly changed. Dominique, meanwhile, can do nothing but watch from the wings, wondering which man will fail the test represented by the other.

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