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Unformatted text preview: Not only does this energy go into the projects and crises which he faces, but it is also channeled into all of his other activities. His sexual appetite is apparently great; he has Sadie Burke and Anne Stanton as "regular" mistresses, and he takes other women to bed with him whenever the opportunity presents itself. He shows great enthusiasm for the football team, especially when Tom is performing well; he yells and jumps and throws his arms around people. When Tom is in the hospital, Willie paces the halls and refuses to rest until some kind of resolution is reached. Even in death, Willie Stark hangs on to life more tenaciously than he might have been expected to. Another of Willie Stark's primary characteristics is his ability to hold a crowd spellbound, to move them emotionally as he wishes them to be moved. He does just the right things in the drugstore in them emotionally as he wishes them to be moved....
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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.
- Fall '08