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Mind Map of All the King's Men
All The King's Men
During the 1930s in a southern state, Jack Burden works as a muckraker for the corrupt demagogue known as the Boss. As he digs up a scandal on his friend Judge Irwin, Jack deals with the burden of facing his personal history and accepting responsibility for his life.
Coming to Terms with the Past
Jack Burden uses sleep to avoid the pain of his personal and ancestral history.
To deal with Anne's affair, Jack sees people as controlled by impulses.
When his muckraking harms the Judge, Jack realizes actions are linked.
Cynical, passive muckraker for the Boss; becomes responsible and chooses hope