The Fountainhead’s Dominique Francon is passionately in love with Howard Roark, yet she works to convince clients not to hire him as an architect. Why does she do everything she can to end his career? And why does she leave Roark and marry his antagonists? In this lesson, you’ll study the complex character of Dominique Francon, exploring the powerful internal conflict that drives her to such incongruous actions. How far will she go? And is she ultimately right about her view of the world?

Spoiler alert: This lesson assumes that students have read The Fountainhead.