All the King's Men - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Jack is completely distraught after Anne confirms her affair with Willie. Jack leaves in his car and heads out West in order to clear his head. He remembers when he and Anne began a relationship while he was in college. The relationship was going well, but Anne was always troubled by Jack’s lack of ambition. She wanted Jack to attend law school and follow through on his family name and legacy. He kept promising he would somehow support her, but he didn’t realize she didn’t want him for his money. Instead, she wanted him to realize his true potential. After he was kicked out of law school, Jack and Anne broke off their relationship.

Jack tried to go back to graduate school for history, but he dropped out because of his problems with the Cass Mastern journals. He became a newspaper reporter and married a...

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