Personal history plays the main role in the life story of Jack Burden and/or Willie Stark. Jack’s fixation with his past drives him directly into Willie’s arms as a means of finding dirt on others. Jack’s upbringing with Adam brings Adam into the whole scheme of the hospital and Willie’s ultimate demise. The author writes, “It was Adam Stanton. I saw that his clothes were soaked and that mud and filth were sloped up his trousers half to the knees. I understood the abandoned car. He had walked away from it, in the rain. (…) his eyes were on the Boss, not on me. “Adam,” I...
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...ortant, as no flaws can be corrected without the realization of human imperfection. The scapegoat method of Jack’s does not work in reality; either responsibility is taken and advances are made, or obsessions over past occurrences will develop. Life can either be full of regrets, or full of satisfaction.
Warren, Robert Penn. All the King’s Men. New York: Harcourt, 2002. Print.
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