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The Fountainhead Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 4, Chapter 8 Summary

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Part 4, Chapter 8 Summary

Peter visits Roark, asking him to design the Cortlandt Homes project. Peter knows that he has always basically stolen from Roark and other architects and never done anything new. He bluntly wants Roark to design the buildings and let Peter put his name on it. Roark, surprisingly, doesn't refuse.

When they next meet, Peter tells Roark that he can have whatever he wants, even Peter's soul. Roark is fascinated by the idea of low-rent housing, by the problems it poses. Roark tells Peter that he will take the project, if Peter makes no modifications to his design:

"The only thing that matters, my goal, my reward, my beginning, my end is the work itself. My work done my way. Peter, there's nothing in the world that you can offer me, except this" (504.)

Roark has drawn up an explicit contract, which he will hold...

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