Roark calms him down each time by telling him that’s all there is and that he should take this opportunity without asking any further questions about why they’re doing things this way.
Roark is complimented by many people at the party. He refuses to use his relationship with Halsey to gain influence with Toohey. She understands what will happen next and says she’s ready for it because now she feels free from Wynand. His brief tenure at Francon's firm ends when he refuses to design as Francon wishes him to. Heller tries to help Roark, but Roark explains that he can’t do anything without clients while Mallory can still work on projects in his spare time. Rand does not try to make him likable.
However, Roark offers to pay for all extra expenses himself if they’ll just use his plans instead. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts, and your questions are answered by real teachers. Suddenly everyone wanted to know him, including those who were surprised by his agreeing to write for the Banner because it wasn’t supposed to be political. In any case, Roark represents capitalism in this novel. When Roark turns down the commission for the important Manhattan Bank Building rather than permit the adulteration of his design, he is destitute. Heller is furious with Dominique for her negative view of Roark.
Francon trusts Keating to win; Keating knows he cannot do it, so he turns to Roark for help. She left the party at 10:50 p.m., drove to Cortlandt Homes, did what Roark asked her to do and then lay down in the ditch for cover until everything blew up. He wrote his thesis on architecture while also writing reviews for magazines.
Architect Howard Roark walks to the shack that has been constructed for his friend Steven Mallory’s work. Wynand is trying to get Roark to design the Wynand Building. Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. The first clue to Toohey’s character lies not in information about him, but rather in the people he surrounds himself with.
Roark spent most days at home thinking about architecture or reading books such as “The Fountainhead” written by Ayn Rand who had also worked as an extra set designer before becoming famous later on through her writing career.
Scarret complains that this is their chance to take over Wynand Enterprises, but Toohey shows his irritation because Scarret doesn’t understand what he’s doing with these attacks against Roark and the Banner. On the porch of his boardinghouse, Roark meets his landlady, Mrs. Keating, who tries to commiserate with him over his expulsion. When Wynand was 55 years old, he found a new kind of game to play; he would find an eloquent writer who supported important causes and seemed to truly care about society as a whole (such as writing columns for newspapers). He knows that if she did not mean as much to him, he would have taken her more easily; if he meant less to her, she would not have fought so hard against it. One day, he finds Dominique cleaning the floor because there was no one else around to do it. Yet, Wynand clearly fails this test by being someone who could have been Roark if he had only taken the inferiority of the world less personally. Toohey donated money to certain charities and encouraged wealthy people to do the same. She says they can marry, that she will wash his clothes and cook his meals, and that he will give up architecture and work in a store. Dominique returns to New York She wants to see the man suffer so she tells him that there’s a job for him in her house. Roark refuses the help of a lawyer and prepares for his trial. Roark has achieved commercial success on his own terms. The Stoddard Temple is torn down, and Roark is condemned as an apostate. When Wynand tries to destroy Roark, he seems like the public image of himself. Therefore, Dominique is still controlled by society as much as she is controlled by Roark when she doesn’t go to see him at the quarry. Even when Keating meets Catherine Halsey, who was once his friend but now seems like someone else entirely, it doesn’t occur to him that she might be suffering because of her relationship with Toohey. Now, he’s working on a new design for summer homes, but just as he finishes it, he gets a message that Wynand wants to see him. Wynand accepts her offer, telling her to return on Monday when they’ll discuss business matters further over dinner with Keating as well as their cruise plans. Once in a while he goes to visit Cameron, who offers to recommend him in a letter but Roark keeps refusing because his pride won’t let him accept charity or help someone else’s career at the cost of his own failure (even if it would be temporary). Gail Wynand stands at his window with a gun to his head. After Cameron’s business fails, Keating hires Roark, but the job does not last long. The author begins to establish a moral geometry based on appearance vs. reality. Peter Keating graduates with top honors and goes to work for a hotshot firm in New York, headed by a dude named Guy Francon (best name ever, in our not-so-humble-opinions).