Cliffs Notes: Butler's The Way Of All Flesh
Author: Roger E. Parsell
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
Release Date: March 17, 1999
Ernest Pontifex, protagonist in "The Way of All Flesh," battles his father's iron will in a personal struggle to fully realize the potential of the self. While taking the position of an intellectual gadfly determined to attack the shams of society, Pontifex also assumes the de facto role of spokesman for the author's unique anti-Victorian beliefs.