John Wade’s rough childhood shaped who he became as both a soldier and a politician. So, in analyzing the relationship between sorcerer Wade and politician Wade, it is almost like comparing the man’s past and present life. Wade’s father was abusive. Having this sort of thing growing up can cause many things to happen in a young mans life. He could become self loathing, or loath those whom abuse him. In Johns case it seemed to be a bit of both. While his father was a bad man, John still loved him. But he wanted a way out. So he found an interest in magic; hence the title of Sorcerer for his youth self. I feel there are more similarities between his past and present than differences.
John seeks control of his life, and in order to do that he skips magician and goes strait for sorcerer. He recognizes a sorcerer as the most powerful magician there is. A sorcerer can change any bad situation into a good one. This quite possibly helped him survive his childhood. Ultimately this struggle for control of his own life, makes him want to possibly help others. I don’t think he wants a position of control (Politically) because he wants to control people, but because he actually wants to help them be in control of their lives. But seeing as I have not yet finished the novel, I could be wrong.