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All the King's Men Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

1. What attracts passive characters such Jack Burden and Anne Stanton to Willie Stark?

2. Sometimes Stark seems to be less of an individual than an embodiment of the crowds he performs for. Cite examples of this. When does he seem most like an individual?

3. Willie Stark wants to change the world to help the common man. He believes that building roads, bridges and hospitals will show the privileged elite that the common man will someday rule. Why does Stark have such an idea? Is it a noble idea? Do the means he uses to fulfill his purposes justify the ends?

4. Compare Willie Stark to Adam Stanton. How does Willie's world of facts compare to Adam's world of ideas? Is either world better? Does any character in the novel manage to reconcile both worlds?

5. Tom Stark is not a particularly well drawn character, but his actions and his accident...

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