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Unformatted text preview: Perhaps it is not so much the methods that Willie Stark uses to achieve his goals that are reprehensible, but rather the attitudes which he has, the ways that he applies the methods. He comes to think of the people whom he must deal with as "scum," and he treats them that way. When Bryam White is caught trying to get some extra money for himself, Willie decides to protect White. This decision is made strictly on the basis of power: Willie wants to protect the power that he has, and he will use whatever means necessary to do so. In dealing with White, however, he does not simply tell the man what he is going to do; nor does he merely be-rate him for his stupidity and venality; instead, Willie Stark makes White cringe and grovel before him, and he appears to enjoy doing so. He heaps abuse on Tiny Duffy, even spits on him and he seems to enjoy watching Tiny doing so....
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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