Clearly, a wedge has been driven into the opening in Jack's psychological armor. When Lucy Stark calls him and asks him what is happening, Jack is honest and sympathetic with her, although his meeting with her makes him rather uncomfortable. In addition, when Willie Stark wants the information that Jack has found out about Judge Irwin, Jack refuses to give it to him until he himself has talked to the judge about it. Several things about his refusal are of particular interest. First, Jack claims to have promised two people that he would talk to the judge first — himself and someone whom he doesn't name (he had explicitly promised only Anne). Second, Jack is afraid that the information which he has on Judge Irwin is politically potent, yet he hopes that the judge will be able to tell him that it is not true, that he did not
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.