All through this paper, some three core texts are made use of ; namely, Joseph Conrad's Nostromo (1904) and The Secret Agent (1907), and Robert Warren's All the king's Men(1946). However, the discussion is by no means confined to these three works; a broader outlook is in fact required to cope with thedifferent aspects that relate to are search of this kind.This is perhaps why the present paper will have to go beyond the core texts and attempt to find elsewhere other salient points that can meaningfully add to the main ideas contained in the research.