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1 By Westen

2 About The Author Robert Penn Warren Born April 24, 1905 and died September 15, 1989 He is the founder of the new criticism {which is the structure and nature of poetry} Also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers Founded the Southern review with Cleanith Brooks 1935 Won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979 and the Pulitzer Prize for novels in He is the only man to have won both Pulitzer prize for both poetry and novel

3  When  Before the blacks had rights but after U.S.A became free. The book keeps us informed of the dates.  Where  In the south but the majority of the story is in Louisiana.

4  All the Kings Men [1946]  New and selected poems [ ]  Understanding Poetry [1960]  Night rider[1939]  World enough and time[1999]  The cave[1959]

5  Theme is corruption,truth and responsibility  Tone=hopeful and memorabal  Language – old

6  This book is about a journalist/historian named jack burden. He writes for the capitals news paper, but later on decides to work for a Politian [Willie Stark] that he thinks is a great man. Willie decides to put jack as a historian and his main job is to find things to blackmail or intimidate his competition. His assignment ends up being judge Irwin. Judge Irwin was a father figure. After 7 months of searching he discovers that judge Irwin was in a scandal with a former governor Joel Stanton. Who has two kids Adam and Anne, who are old childhood friends with jack. jack does not want to tell them but Willie told him to do it. Willie wants him to do it so that Adam a great surgeon will become the director of willies hospital. In the end of the matter Adam ends up saying yes and Anne ends up becoming a mistress to Willie. When jack found that out he felt betrayed because he has been in love with Anne since they were teenagers. Jack realizes he is responsible for this.

7  Sam Macmurfee willies rival threatens Willie that he will tell the world about willies son having a illegitimate child. Willie realizes that he could blackmail the judge to silence the threat and sends jack to convince him, but when jack tells the judge what is happening the judge kills himself. When Willie hears this he is outraged and decides to try one last scheme. One of Sam’s dear friends is a contractor and really wants the hospital job, so Willie makes him a deal, that if he can make Sam withdrawal his threat then he can have the hospital job. So Sam takes back his threat. Willie finds out that his son got paralyzed in a football game which makes him look back on his life he the decides to cancel the hospital. Tiny Duffy is furious when she found this out because she set it up To get back at Willie she tells Adam that the only reason he became the director is because his sister is willies mistress. After hearing that Adam is furious and goes and shoots Willie and the gets shoot by willies bodyguards. After hearing about this Jack decides to reexamine his life. In the end of it all jack ends up marrying Anne and writing a biography of a man whose tragic experience in the civil war has the similar sense of responsibility to history as jack.

8  Jack Burden  He’s a Politian's journalist for Willie Stark.  He is confused about his past  Is not responsible in the beginning but after he figures out that he ended up black mailing his own father figures out responsibility.  Loves Anne Stanton marries her in the end  Adam Stanton  A surgeon  Childhood friend of jack  Denied hospital offer by Willie stark  Killed Willie for having an affair with his sister  Dies by willies body guards Willie Stark Governor of unidentified state He is very complex uses intimidation and black mail to get his way. I feel he is the antagonist of the story

9  I thought this book was very interesting I have never read a book like this one with so many tragedies but still managing a happy ending. This was a great book.

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11 THE END THANK GOD


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