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Unformatted text preview: Jack's resentment of his father is more absolute. Jack cannot forgive the Scholarly Attorney (he rarely uses his father's name) for walking out on him and his mother. Even more, Jack cannot forgive his father for his religious views, which he mocks every time he thinks of them. Indeed, Jack cannot understand his father, his father's actions, or his father's views; they simply make no sense to him. In short, Jack seems to feel although he does not seem at all aware of this feeling that he was, in a sense, abandoned when his father left and when his mother remarried. He could not understand those events then; no one gave him any sense of security when those things happened; and he has not yet accepted them at the age of thirty-five. As a result, he is still adrift, with no personal sense of direction or of belonging. Indeed, he works for Willie Stark because Willie is an active and vital force; direction or of belonging....
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- Fall '08