At Heaven's Gate Summary
Robert Penn Warren

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The corrupt actions of modern business, as represented by Bogan Murdock, and the resultant tragedy, is one important theme. Warren primarily shows the seductive and evil impact of Murdock's power in his influence on the trusting Jerry Calhoun. However, Murdock's inadequacy as a father figure to Sue also is an important theme. As both a dominating and a remote figure, Murdock has gained Sue's admiration, despite her youthful revolt against him. Yet there...

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