All The King 's Men By Robert Penn Warren

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Robert Penn Warren wrote “All the King 's Men” to showcase the reality of political life in early twentieth century. The reader is introduced to the narrator Jack Burden, a young political muckraker for Willie Stark, governor of an unnamed Southern state in the 1930s. The novel is about Willie 's rise to importance and transformation from a modest lawyer to a fiery manipulator who uses corrupt means in order to do well for the poor crowds of his state. It is also the story of Willie 's downfall and the complicated personal story of Jack as the latter comes to realize his responsibility for the world around him. The insight that this book gives on politician life’s can compare and contrast history events thought the different themes like visions of America, alcohol, politics, and education.
To begin, the theme of the visions of America is used to compare and constant history events. The U.S. 's history of slavery continues to trouble generations of Americans and impacts Americans ' view of themselves. The book questions how a hopeful vision of America is possible with such a bad past. For all the potential risks and outcomes of truth telling, only truth can give us hope for a great future of America. By revealing issues dealing with the environment, education, labor, welfare, football, politics, journalism, and the secrets of the South, interrogates American 's practices and hopes to find a way to a better vision of America. Anne backs up this theme when she say, “I told…

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