All The King's Men

The black Cadillac, driven by Sugar-Boy, symbolizes Willie’s power and political authority in the state of Louisiana, particularly in the first sequence of the novel, when Willie flies in the Cadillac into Mason City… (read full symbol analysis)
Throughout the novel, alcohol, whiskey, or “likker” as it is often styled by Robert Penn Warren, is an important symbol of character’s control or lack thereof. Willie, as a young man, does not drink… (read full symbol analysis)