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Irony in All the King's Men

Summary: Analyzes the novel, All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren. Examines the use of irony in the text and details how it affects the protagonist Jack Burden.
In Robert Penn Warren's prize-winning novel, All the King's Men, the narrator Jack begins as a panoptic cynic. He developed this philosophy over years of observing people and interpreting events that happened in his life. There are certain issues that are brought to light in this novel that change Jack's outlook on life: his relationship with his parents, "the Case of the Upright Judge", his relationship with Anne and how it relates to her relationship with Willie, and his attitude toward himself with regards to Tiny Duffy. These issues are laced with irony and are thus more influential to Jack allowing him to make profound changes in his attitude toward life.

Jack doesn't believe in the love of a parent for their child (35), he refers to it as "a kind of blood greed." This is probably a result of his long-lived lack of respect for his parents and...

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