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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 4, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 11 Summary

Roark goes away with Wynand on his yacht, leaving Dominique with her jealousy. Wynand wants to possess both Roark and Dominique as his alone. Wynand sees his paper as fulfilling Toohey's vision. Wynand concludes that there two kinds of altruists. Those like himself, who erase their own ego, instead touting the view of the masses, and those like Toohey, who force upon others the ideas that they think they should have. Roark believes that selflessness will destroy the world. Selflessness is doing things to impress others, always pleasing other people and never one's self. Roark appreciates Wynand because he thinks for himself instead of working to impress other people. Roark refuses to live for Wynand or for anyone else.

Part 4, Chapter 11 Analysis

Here Rand, by way of conversation between Roark and Wynand, explicitly states her argument against selflessness and altruism. Selfless men, without thoughts or...

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