Politics Is Fueled By Corruption

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Politics is fueled by corruption. It causes government involved citizens to over use their power into manipulating others to achieve what they want. In All the King’s Men, written by Robert Pen Warren, Warren distributes politics to show how Willie Stark transformed. His character gradually deteriorates as a person throughout the political novel leading up to his death. Warren writes to exemplify politics and how it ruined lives of well-rounded people. Warren demonstrates the role of politics as evil because he wants to prove the corrupted doings of politics. Novel, All the King’s Men, Willie Stark is slowly, but thoroughly corrupted by multiple political instances that ultimately lead to his death.
Politics has a life of its own. Before anyone ponders the idea of entering politics, people should know their life as a kind, “average” citizen will fly out the door. Willie Stark was an old farm boy who had a life of work. The town loved him as a person; he was kind and courteous to all of the citizens. Before he had the idea of running for governor, he had what he believed to be the truth set on his mind. He wanted to make a change to his home town, Mason City, and he wanted there to be truth in the government. His plans were meant for good, not evil. In All the King’s Men, Warren wrote Stark’s opinion, “Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption, and he passeth from the stink of the didie to the stench of the shroud. There is always something” (223). Stark began with…
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