Could it be possible to become a Roark?
No Silly! The moment you become something other than yourself, you’ve ceased to be a Roark. So, in essence you either are a Roark, or you are not.
So what is a Roark anyway?
Aah, now that is a question! One that’s central to understanding the book, and life too. What is a Roark?
A Roark is an Idea. An Idea that refuses to die, to lose, to be lost, to be forgotten, to be negated, to be ignored, to be anything but exist in its naked, glowing, honest entirety. And it exists because it has a concrete, non-contradicting, exacting reason to exist. THAT, my friend, is a Roark.