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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 4, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Peter has retired into total seclusion, refusing to see anyone. Toohey visits him unannounced and asks Peter to expose his deal with Roark, so that Roark will go to jail where he must follow orders, where he must obey. Though he doesn't want to, Peter again gives in to pressure from Toohey and turns over the written contract to him. Briefly, Toohey feels a twinge, a desire to burn it, but instead, he will turn it over to the district attorney.

Toohey has been driven all this time by a lust for power. He has never hidden this desire, but people simply didn't choose to hear him. "If you learn to rule one single man's soul, you can get the rest of mankind," he says. You can destroy the soul by making people feel small and guilty, destroying their aspirations and integrity, and...

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