Jack’s childhood friend, Adam is a gifted if somewhat anti-social doctor at the local hospital, well-known in the region for his medical prowess and morality. Willie wants Adam to run his free hospital, and though Adam is averse to working for Willie, because he thinks Willie is a corrupt politician, Jack convinces Adam to do so by exposing his father, former Governor Stanton’s, own political corruption. Adam ends up assassinating Willie after finding out about Willie’s affair with his sister, Anne.
Adam Stanton Quotes in All The King's Men
The All The King's Men quotes below are all either spoken by Adam Stanton or refer to Adam Stanton. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harvest Books edition of All The King's Men published in 2006.).
Chapter 6 Quotes
The Friend of Your Youth is the only friend you will ever have, for he does not really see you. He sees in his mind a face which does not exist any more . . . .
Adam Stanton Character Timeline in All The King's Men
The timeline below shows where the character Adam Stanton appears in All The King's Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Burden’s Landing, that the Burden name there is his family’s name, and that Jack’s friends, Adam and Anne Stanton, are also from Burden’s Landing. Willie tells Jack to direct Sugar-Boy to... (full context)
...two childhood friends in 1930, just after Willie’s election and his being fired from the paper—Adam and Anne Stanton. Adam is a famous doctor in Louisiana, one of the most accomplished... (full context)
...time, and walked back to the Stanton house together holding hands. In the house was Adam, and Anne went upstairs, smiling, convinced that Adam had seen her holding Burden’s hand—thus believing... (full context)
...then when her father eventually died she inherited the Stanton house along with her brother Adam. She moved to Baton Rouge and began working on charitable projects, and Jack struck up... (full context)
...the population of the state—Jack contrasts the funeral the very small, private affair held for Adam in Burden’s Landing. He notes that, at the Boss’s interment, there were so many “regular... (full context)