Sin In All The King's Men

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In All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, Jack refuses to do anything with his life because he is terrified of making a mistake and carrying that burden with him. As a student of history, Jack has seen people struggle with the demons of their past, especially in the case of Cass Masterns. According to Jack “it does not matter whether or not you meant to brush the web” because there are consequences for you actions, despite good intentions (Warren 189). For Cass Masterns, the consequences of his affair are the suicide of his friend and the doom of an innocent slave girl, leaving Cass to deal with the conclusion that he did “no man good, and have seen others suffer for my sin” (Warren 187). Jack is terrified as the prospect of his actions
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