All the King's Men - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Back in the most present storyline, Jack is digging for incriminating evidence against Judge Irwin to give to Willie. Jack decides to look for money corruption because that’s where most politicians flounder in their morals. Jack goes to visit someone he calls the “Scholarly Attorney” in a poor area of town. The Scholarly Attorney, as it turns out, is his own father who had become a missionary. Jack’s father acts surprised his son showed up, but he acts aloof because of his extreme religious views. Jack then notices how the Scholarly Attorney interacts with his own “son,” an invalid his father adopted, and Jack becomes jealous that the “son” got love and attention from his father. When Jack asks about the judge, the Scholarly Attorney tries not to give him any information. However, Jack gathers from the man’s demeanor that he was, at some point...

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