Essays Tagged: "All the King's Men"

Essay for "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren. Man As a Slave to Knowledge

In Robert Penn Warren's novel, All the King's Men, Jack Burden states, "The end of man is knowledge, but there is one thing a man c ... his father's imperfection, as well as his own failure, impels him to do something he would not normally do, which is to kill. The knowledge he learned brought him to murder. "In other words, he must ... revulsion, but which, no doubt, was different from either, and more deep-seated than either, and finally irrational (321)." Thus Adam's moral standards were set so high, he sees the affair as complete ...

(5 pages) 63 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

In the novel All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren, through his memorable character Jack Burden, analyzes the re ... ccepting a bribe from the American Electric Power Company, and Jack digging for dirt on Judge Irwin all catalyze a chain of events that completely nullify Jack's consoling theory of the Great Twitch.J ... sible to garner his mother's love in a competition with her other husbands. Ellis Burden's loss, paralleled to Duncan Trice's tragedy, highlights a characteristic of man: man runs and seeks escape whe ...

(6 pages) 40 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"All the Kings Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1947. It has stood ... in 1947. It has stood the test of time and today is still considered to be one of the best books of all time. The author's style, use of figurative language, and themes that hold true today all add to ... hemes that hold true today all add to the book's legacy. For these reasons, as well as many others, All the Kings Men is deserving of the Pulitzer Prize.Warren uses his own style to tell the story. Ja ...

(2 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Summery and context description of All the King's Men Robert Penn Warren

ere he befriended some of the most important contemporary figures in Southern literature, including Allan Tate and John Crowe Ransom, and where he won a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford Universit ... arship to study at Oxford University in England.During a stay in Italy, Warren wrote a verse drama called Proud Flesh, which dealt with themes of political power and moral corruption. As a professor a ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Importance of Responcibility: "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren

In his novel, "All the King's Men", Robert Penn Warren tells us that we are all responsible for our actions, and th ... ibility for his actions and their outcome. Reflecting on the randomness of life, Jack decides that "All life is but the dark heave of the blood and the twitch of the nerve... Nothing was your fault, o ... Willie's son, Tom, spends his time in leisure, drinking, chasing girls, and regularly skipping football practice. However, no matter the manner of Tom's behavior, in the eyes of Willie, "He's my boy - ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

All The Kings Men

Truth Versus Fact In Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men, the narrator, Jack Burden, has an internal issue concerning the truth versus the ... his life. When Jack begins his research, and is telling the story to the reader as the narrator of All the King's Men, he becomes completely engrossed with the story, and he tells it at times as if i ... s completely engrossed with the story, and he tells it at times as if it were his own. When Jack finally finishes telling the story, he withdraws; he becomes afraid that either he does not understand ...

(2 pages) 413 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren: Summary and Response

Summary:All the King's Men was written by Robert Penn Warren and published in 1946. It is about a politician ... , causing him to commit suicide. Jack seems to be more of a puppet than a person. Judge Irwin once called him Willie's "body servant" after seeing Willie tell Jack to get him a drink, and Jack going t ... o obey blindly.Summary:Just as things were looking alright for Tom, he has an accident playing football and is paralyzed. This causes Willie to take a long look at his life, and what has happened to h ...

(4 pages) 1188 0 1.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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day that same person could turn a new leaf and become a saint. The change that Jack goes through in All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren, is comparable to that of the schizophrenic patient who re ... e he commenced with his great sleep. The great sleep was a very important thing for jack because it allowed him to avoid reality. He would sleep and everything else would go on. While in Long Beach, J ...

(4 pages) 357 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

All the kings men

Jack Burden Escapes Responsibility Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men explores the idea of the relationship between the actions of individuals. Jack Bu ... voke a feeling of breaking away from reality and escaping into a world of solitude and sleep. Jack calls these episodes Great Sleeps. Jack presents the Great Sleeps in the order in which he thinks of ... want have to be a part of a great complex to have a purpose. The reader can hypothesize that Jack really does not live while in a Great Sleep. He simply wishes to cease to exist. The first Grea ...

(6 pages) 456 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

All the kings men

Jack Burden Escapes Responsibility Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men explores the idea of the relationship between the actions of individuals. Jack Bu ... voke a feeling of breaking away from reality and escaping into a world of solitude and sleep. Jack calls these episodes Great Sleeps. Jack presents the Great Sleeps in the order in which he thinks of ... want have to be a part of a great complex to have a purpose. The reader can hypothesize that Jack really does not live while in a Great Sleep. He simply wishes to cease to exist. The first Grea ...

(6 pages) 1585 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

All the kings men

e Deep South, who was fighting for the rights of people; that's Willie Stark the main character of, All the Kings Men. He starts out as a good-deeded hick, and then evolves into a power-hungry, corrup ... ice family, and a man who wanted what best for the people. In the end, Willie Stark wanted his name all over the state, so people knew who had given them everything. Willie began with a failed campaig ...

(3 pages) 401 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

All the kings men 2

Trapped in the Web In the novel, All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren, the characters live out the consequences of decisions made ... tark. Cass is tormented, as Jack is, by the truth and this drives them both to the edge. Only Cass falls over and cannot recover. Cass had a run in with the spider when he committed adultery with his ... so found himself caught in the web. At one point in the novel, Adam felt as if a ton of bricks had fallen on him. He found that his father, whom he had the utmost respect for, had made some unjust pol ...

(3 pages) 537 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy