English All the Kings Men
11 pages (2750 words)
The story is narrated by Jack Burden, a political reporter and a scion of an old aristocratic family, who becomes a close aide of Stark. The path of Stark’s political ascent is also marked by Burden’s travails in life, from believing in idealism, to learning that in reality, truth and corruption exist side by side. As Warren would let us know, “the story of Willie Stark and the story of Jack Burden are, in one sense, one story”.