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All the King's Men

Perhaps even more than the assassination of Willie Stark, the suicide of Judge Irwin is the key event and the climax of All the King's Men. When Jack Burden's mother screams, "You killed your...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020, 5:15 am (UTC)

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All the King's Men

Though I have to agree that Willie's moves to maintain his position and to avoid impeachment via blackmail and heavy-handed powerplay is a literal abuse of power, it seems that there is a complex...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012, 4:18 am (UTC)

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All the King's Men

The concept of existential truth is highly complicated in Warren’s All the King’s Men. Where Jack Burden struggles to come to terms with the circumstances of his life and his powerlessness therein...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018, 6:22 pm (UTC)

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All the King's Men

In Robert Penn Warren’s novel All the King’s Men, the two main characters, Willie Stark and Jack Burden, pay a number of prices to get ahead in the world. Warren’s novel charts Stark’s rise to...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011, 1:08 am (UTC)

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All the King's Men

Yes, there are three different stage plays, all written by Robert Penn Warren. The novel All the King's Men is based on Warren's play Proud Flesh. Warren later wrote another play, titled Willie...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2008, 12:57 am (UTC)

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All the King's Men

As a leader, Willie Stark is uncompromising. He is a commander, not a lecturer or a hero. He is dedicated to a vision of himself that has no regard for morality or ethics. This doesn't make him...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2012, 2:00 am (UTC)

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