All the King's Men Setting & Symbolism

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Burden’s Landing

Burden’s Landing is the name of the town that Jack grew up in. It was named after his ancestors.

The Hospital

Willie is building a public hospital that will treat its patients for free.

The South

The story takes place in the South, though an actual state name is never given.

California

Jack drives to California after he learns Anne had an affair with Willie.

The Schoolhouse

A schoolhouse built by corrupt politicians collapses and kills some people.

State College

Jack went to a state college rather than an Ivy League school like his mother wanted.

Cass Mastern’s Journals

Jack used Cass Mastern’s journals for his thesis and book.

Duncan Trice’s Wedding Ring

Duncan Trice leaves his wedding ring on a pillow before killing himself.

Manila Envelope

Jack gives Judge Irwin a manila envelope containing incriminating evidence against him.

Angel Sculptures

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