Willie’s long-suffering wife, Lucy has been with Willie since before the days of his fame, and though he has carried on many affairs during the time of their marriages, she remains with Willie until his death, though living apart from him. She even names her grandson Willie, after her late husband, because, as she she tells Jack, Willie “was a great man.”
The timeline below shows where the character Lucy Stark appears in All The King's Men. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...old farmer, skinny and wrinkled and taciturn, emerges from the house and welcomes, quietly, Willie, Lucy, Jack, and Duffy. After sitting in the parlor for a moment, the next car arrives,... (full context)
...his opposition to Pillsbury’s corrupt schoolhouse bidding process, Willie returned to his father’s farm with Lucy, and set about as a door-to-door salesman. Willie also began studying for the law exam... (full context)
...members of the administration celebrate the Governor’s apparent victory over the legislature. Willie complains that Lucy does in fact want to leave him (though he believes she will not ultimately do... (full context)