Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
Quinn was the first to vocalize what dominated all our minds like a walk up the gallows steps.
So completely had the state dominated the church that religious persecutions had become state persecutions, and Bonner was acting as an ecclesiastical sheriff in the most refractory district of the realm.
In his cosmology Kant thus relies on mechanical conceptions, in his treatment of organic life his mind is, on the contrary, dominated by teleological ideas.
For nearly twenty years he dominated the government of Pennsylvania, and also played a very prominent part in national affairs.