Willie Stark has been labeled as a political demagogue because of the nature of his speeches and because of the way that he manipulates people. There can be no easy judgments of him or of his actions. He is acutely embarrassed when Sadie Burke vents her anger about Willie Stark's affairs in front of him. Even then, however, the effect of Willie Stark on Jack Burden will never be obliterated. He asks Anne and Adam Stanton for information about Judge Irwin, totally disregarding any feelings that they might have.
It is where you go to spend your old age. After this painful moment, Willie uses Tom's death to continue his corruption cleanup and hopefully salvage his deal with Adam. The movie was also nominated for four more categories. The law is always too short and too tight for growing humankind. Furthermore, all of the evidence points toward the idea that he has always been a person who needs little sleep, one who has the drive to use every waking hour profitably.
The events of the past, then, are necessary to an understanding of these characters in the present. That said, let's take a deeper look at his character. His telling of these two stories side by side creates a striking contrast between the personal and the impersonal. Tiny Duffy: Come get him, boys. The speech after the impeachment attempt has been curbed is effective in controlling a much larger crowd and calming it, just as are his speeches across the state when he needs to rally support for himself as the impeachment attempt is mounting. There's no need in my telling you what this state needs.
He is entirely dependent upon external forces seizing him and pushing him in one direction or the other. In any evaluation of Willie Stark, two things have to be weighed. For there is a blackness of truth, too. Judge Burden, Jack's father, is a highly respected judge and favors impeaching Stark. I want us to move people and to consider problems from multiple points of view. When Tom is injured on the field, Willie waits not only until the game is over, but until he's talked to the players before heading over to see Tom. He fights racism, corruption, poverty, and inequality.
This adaptation was directed by and starred as Willie Stark. Governor Stark invites Adam to be director of his pet project, a new hospital and medical center. Review of All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren. He wants to change his society. Tom is accused of impregnating Sibyl Frey, whose child is adopted by Lucy at the end of the novel. After that event, Jack has little choice but to restructure his life, a process he had already begun after Judge Irwin's death. We have many scenes of Willie Stark studying law late into the morning hours after putting in a full day's work.
So there are two you's, the one you create by loving and the one the beloved creates by loving you. The New York Times Book Review 19 Aug. If you believe that dream you dream when you go there. Sadie has been with Willie from the beginning, and believes that she made him what he is. Once drunk, he focuses on doing everything possible to help the people in his state get what they need, and conveniently forgets the unsavory methods he uses.
He has a greater goal. Furthermore, he delivers these speeches woodenly and calmly, more in the manner of an uninspired college professor delivering a dry and dusty lecture. Jack's main characteristics are his intelligence and his curious lack of ambition; he seems to have no agency of his own, and for the most part he is content to take his direction from Willie. Sadie is tough, cynical, and extremely vulnerable; when Willie announces that he is leaving her to go back to Lucy, she tells Tiny Duffy in a fit of rage that Willie is sleeping with Anne Stanton. It is a kind of blood greed, and it is the fate of a man. He felt nothing when his college roommates were kicked out of school; he felt no responsibility for that, even though he financed the spree that caused it.
The position initially strikes Adam as repugnant because of his revulsion to Stark's politics, but Jack and Anne ultimately persuade him to accept the invitation, essentially by removing his moral high ground. It is the thing which man has which distinguishes him from the happy brute creation. Jack does not understand his mother's motivations, and he does not understand human motivation in general. Jack Burden is important because he is the narrator of the novel and because he is the character who undergoes the greatest change; he is also the character about whom, ultimately, we learn the most. And the women have sure claimed him, too.