All the King's Men - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Jack comes back from California and discovers Willie’s opponent had tried to bribe Adam into giving him the contract for the hospital. Adam wanted to resign from the position, but Anne and Willie convinced him to press charges against the opponent for bribery. However, a scandal involving Willie’s son erupted almost immediately. He was accused of fathering a child. The mother of the child was the daughter of a wealthy man who supported Willie’s opponent. The opponent tried to use this information against Willie, which enraged him.

Willie decided that now would be the time to use the information about Judge Irwin against him so the judge would convince the opponent to drop his accusations. Jack approached the judge and things were extremely amiable. Jack threw the information at Judge Irwin, though, and it shocked the old man. He smiled and said he knew of...

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