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  • Progress In Roark's Eye In His Soul
    1,396 words
    The courtroom verdict at the Courtlandt trial had an immense impact on the lives of each main character in The Fountainhead. The revolutionary Roark is acquitted of the felony of destroying a public building. This verdict shakes the world of the evil Toohey, ultimately destroying him. It means the psychological destruction of Gail Wynand, a hard working businessman and friend of Roark's. It also brings on the collapse of the spineless Peter Keating, and it is the last event that lets Dominique f...
  • Howard Roark
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    Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead presented an egoist character, Howard Roark, and portrayed him to what society needs, but unwilling to admit the necessitate. Roark's meaning of life differed from the others he associated with, which left him isolated toward them, but benefited his remarkable success in architecture. Passion, devotion, and hard work stranded Howard throughout his career even with the discouraging incidents brought to him by the devious characters, Peter Keating and Ellsworth Too hey....
  • End Roark And Keating
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    Topic #2 A. This particular quote from The Fountainhead summarizes the obvious differences between Peter Keating and Howard Roark. The question that Keating poses is rather meaningless and has no real answer because making a decision requires very little thinking. Roark finds an answer in the form of a question though, that leaves Keating silent in his lack of understanding. Keating's ignorance is his own fault though due to his way of avoiding the difficulty of choosing. By doing this he is ess...
  • Complete Opposite Of Roark
    930 words
    In Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, there are 2 kind of attitudes and characters which pull from each other and make up the conflict of the story. There is Howard Roark the independently thinking artist, and protagonist of the story, and Henry Cameron, the man who had values like Roark, but sold out on his beliefs. There is Peter Keating, the second-hander, who takes credit for Roark's work, and is more worried about what other people think then of what his own beliefs are. He is similar to Ellswort...
  • Progress In Roark's Eye In His Soul
    1,908 words
    The courtroom verdict at the Courtlandt trail had a huge impact on the lives of every main character in Fountainhead. It was here that the revolutionary, Roark, is acquitted of the felony of destroying a public building. This verdict shakes the world of the evil Toohey, ultimately destroying him. It means the psychological destruction of Gail Wynand, a hard working businessman and friend of Roark's. It also brings on the collapse of Peter Keating, a spineless, mama's-boy and fellow architect and...

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