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The Fountainhead - Study Guide Part 4, Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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The trial begins. The prosecutor accuses Roark of being an egotist, putting his own artistic vision above society. He thinks that Roark has done an amateurish job of picking the jury, empanelling hard-looking men instead of gentle people who would have sympathy. The prosecutor calls the police who arrested Roark, the night watchman, and others who give the facts of the explosion. The first day of the trial comes to an end. Peter Keating testifies the next day, and the agreement with Roark and Roark's original drawings are entered into evidence. The prosecution rests.

Roark calls no witnesses. He only testifies in his own defense. He mentions how Prometheus was torn up by vultures for bringing fire to man and how Adam was expelled from the garden for eating the fruit of knowledge. He says that great creators are always driven by their own spirit...

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