As described in his biography, Toohey had already in early childhood developed a talent for subtly manipulating his parents and elementary school class-mates in order to gain power over them. Tell them to laugh at everything. At the end there's nothing left, nothing unreversed or unbetrayed; as if there had never been an entity, only a succession of adjectives fading in and out on an unformed mass. But that is the essence of altruism. The creator served nothing and no one. If a man wants it for a personal purpose—to invest in his industry, to create, to study, to travel, to enjoy luxury—he's completely moral. That's why the Caesars, the Attilas, the Napoleons were fools and did not last.
Type 3 altruism appears less in The Fountainhead, e. Pick up any newspaper and read the headlines. Rand hammers her point home with a big ol' iron mallet when it comes to the characters of Roark and Toohey. Why don't you tell me what you think of me? Maybe it hurts so much that I don't even know I'm hurt. Roark stands triumphant, his arms , near the edge of the tall skyscraper, as the crosswinds buffet him atop his magnificent, one-of-a-kind creation. She learns Roark's true identity when they are introduced at the party opening the Enright House, the new building that Roark has designed.
Kill integrity by internal corruption. Several other publishers rejected the book, and Rand's agent began to criticize the novel. Your Greeks took marble and they made copies of their wooden structures out of it, because others had done it that way. And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pesthole in a jungle where they go to do homage to a crumbling temple, to a leering stone monster with a pot belly, created by some leprous savage. Take away from them whatever is dear or important to them.
Dominique defends Roark, but Stoddard wins the case and Roark loses his business again Ellsworth Monkton Toohey, who writes a popular art criticism column, is Roark's antagonist. But here you might have noticed something. You shouldn't have delivered it to the sort of thing they're doing. He later appears in her open bedroom, forcefully embracing and kissing her passionately. A lack of independent thinking is what dooms Katie's attempt to gain love and happiness.
Happiness is self-contained and self-sufficient. Bear, bow, accept—and be grateful that God has made you suffer. No man can use his lungs to breathe for another man. But the Keatings will — in exchange for approval. His tabloid ' The Banner' stood for the muck of society.
The individual held as evil, the race — as God. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great their need. He saw Roark's free mind as a threat and even though he knew such a powerful mind cannot be ruled didn't leave a stone unturned in trying to do so. Thankyou for another thought-provoking post. Toohey sets out to destroy Roark through a smear campaign he spearheads at the Banner.
Every great new thought was opposed. Happy men are free men. Then man must wish to see others suffer—in order that he may be virtuous. But I have one advantage: they don't know what they want. Rand agreed, on the condition that not a single word of her dialogue be changed. Then he sat for hours, listening, while Mallory spoke of his work, of the thoughts behind his work, of the thoughts that shaped his life, spoke gluttonously, like a drowning man flung out to shore, getting drunk on huge, clean snatches of air. Men have a weapon against you.
So you must be very sure to take it away from them. You know how people long to be eternal. . I want nothing for myself. Don't allow men to be happy.
Keating is good-looking and commercially successful, but he steals his only original ideas from Roark. But they die with every day that passes. Sacrifice of some paths to personal joy - which is fleeting - for the greater Joy through immersion in God, the Source, the One. I don't have the time right now, but it would be fascinating to analyze this in depth -- maybe on a separate thread. You stop all incentive to improvement, to excellence, to perfection. There will be no other distinction to seek. Wynand pandered to the school of thought that if you didn't rule, you would be ruled.
He loves the beautiful Dominique Francon with violent passion. That thing that looks like a lion on the Tuohy crest is actually an enfield. You don't have to be too clear about it. Nor looking at the planets. The great is the rare, the difficult, the exceptional. Ellsworth Toohey In direct contrast to Roark, Ellsworth Monkton Toohey embodies everything evil about mankind. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together.