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All the King's Men

All the King's Men

  

by Robert Penn Warren

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Character Role Analysis

Judge Irwin

Judge Irwin is Jack's mentor, and father figure for much of his early life. The Judge gave Jack a foundation in history, a foundation that ironically leads Jack to discover the Judge's secret. One of the secrets Jack learns is that Judge Irwin isn't just a father figure, but Jack's actual father. Sadly, Judge Irwin is dead before Jack discovers that part.


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