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The Fountainhead - Part 4, Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 20 Summary

Dominique visits the site of the Wynand Building, now under construction. She sees it as the heart of the earth, rising up into the sky, and she is struck with wonder at the sign: Howard Roark, architect. She is now Mrs. Howard Roark. She rises up into the sky, above the city, above even the church spires. At the pinnacle of the building, there is only Roark.

Part 4, Chapter 20 Analysis

Wynand's skyscraper represents his final triumph and redemption, his manifestation of pure vision. Like the great pyramids, it may stand the test of time, potentially surviving the fall of country or species. In this way, Wynand joins Roark as part of the city, an immortal piece of the skyline. This is Rand's testament to the triumph and endurance of the human spirit.

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