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Teri LopezThe courtroom verdict at the Courtlandt trial 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 Roarks It also brings on the collapse of Peter Keating a spineless mamas-boy and fellow architect and it is the last event the rape being the first that lets Dominique free her self of he negative ways and fully except Roarks philosophy Ellsworth Toohey is the embodiment of evil His ambition is not only to physically own people but also to take possession of their souls by breaking it down and thus in this way he gains power over them He confesses to Peter that If you learn how to rule one single mans soul you can get the rest of man kind Its the soul Peter not whips or swords or fire or guns it must be broken635 Toohey understand that the world is full of Peter Keatings the ones that need reassurance and recognition from others He made it very clear that he wanted Power I want my world of the future Let all sacrifice and none profit Let all suffer and none enjoy Let progress stop639 And he saw this progress in Roarks eye in his soul and in his work and he despised him for it He new very well that great men cant be ruled635 and Anything that cant be ruled must go638 That was why he had to destroy Roark He believed that by praising the Keatings of the world and laughing at the Roarks he would manipulate the public to condemn and destroy the only man that could save them from themselves Ellsworth believed that he had succeeded he believed that
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