All the Kings Men

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The amount of change people go through in their lives is remarkable. One day, you can be a devious criminal, while the next you could turn a new leaf and become a saint. The change that Jack goes through in All the King’s Men, is comparable to that of the patient who receives a lobotomy. Although Jack undergoes no physical change, the events he witnesses rock his personality, and transforms him into an entirely …

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…new one. This makes him accessible to the reader. Instead of going from one extreme to another, he finds some middle ground. The result is a tone of hope in the final words of the novel. If there is hope for Jack, than there is hope for everyone. Hope that people can change not by surgery, or worse, seeing people live and die, but by witnessing the story and the life of one Jack Burden.