Mind Map of All the King's Men

All The King's Men
Main Characters
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
Great Sleep
Jack Burden uses sleep to avoid the pain of his personal and ancestral history.
Great Twitch
To deal with Anne's affair, Jack sees people as controlled by impulses.
Spider Web
When his muckraking harms the Judge, Jack realizes actions are linked.
Jack Burden
Cynical, passive muckraker for the Boss; becomes responsible and chooses hope