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    Freshman English Comp II 19 February 2013 William Faulkner: Barn Burning: Violent Relationship Dynamics William Faulkner’s Barn Burning is reflective of the dynamics domestic violence plays in family relationships and this is shown in the traits exhibited in the characters in the story. This is evident in the relationship between the children with their parents‚ the wife with her husband and Abner with his employers. Abner’s controlling nature creates constant conflict throughout the story.

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    is easy to control and change their thought process due to them being confused in situations they don’t know much about. In “Barn Burning” William Faulkner focuses on the morals of society versus the morals of sticking with family through the eyes of a ten year old boy‚ Sartoris Snopes‚ and the situations he has faced because of his father’s acts of burning down peoples barns. Sartoris Snopes is the ten year old son of Abner Snopes who is a man of his own law and doesn’t follow society’s rules

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    ANGELOU PALMA 2/8/13 ENG 120BARN BURNING William Faulkner’s "Barn Burning" deals with the theme of morality and family. The story deals with inner turmoil Sarty Snopes faces as he decides what is wrong and right. Throughout the story‚ Sarty must continually make the choice of going along with or going against the actions of his father. Sarty’s father values blood and loyalty over the law and Sarty’s conscience struggles to conform with those ideas. Faulkner shows us that sometimes we have to make

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    Avante Armour Paper 1 9-5-10 “Barn Burning” In William Faulkner’s Barn Burning‚ ten year old Colonel Sartoris Snopes‚ is forced to confront an ethical uncertainty that questions his loyalty to his family against the higher concepts of justice and morality. Satoris decision on whether to do right by family or do the right thing according to law are controlled by a life of violence‚ conflict‚ constantly overwhelmed of fear‚ grief and despair. He knows that peace‚ joy‚ and dignity are the alluring

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    William Faulkner’s short story‚ “Barn Burning‚” can be interpreted as a coming of age story. The main character‚ Sarty‚ is a young boy who is forced to choose between following morals and supporting his father. Throughout the text the reader sees that he is torn between the two‚ not old enough to put his foot down and say no‚ but not young enough to continue on blissfully unaware. Right from the beginning paragraph‚ Sarty is sitting in the back of the Justice of Peace’s court. Faulkner paints this

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    Barn Burning "You’re getting to be a man. You got to learn. You got to learn to stick to your own blood or you ain’t going to have any blood to stick to you." This quote from William Faulkner’s "Barn Burning" does reveal a central issue in the story‚ as Jane Hiles suggests in her interpretation. The story is about blood ties‚ but more specifically‚ how these ties affect Sarty (the central character of the story). The story examines the internal conflict and dilemma that Sarty

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    In the short story Barn Burning by William Faulkner the main character is Colonel Sartoris Snopes‚ or other wise known as Sarty. Sarty starts as a flat character and grows to be a round character. He is a young ten year old boy living with his family in the South after the Civil War. Though he has little to no book-knowledge that he shows in the story‚ he has the knowledge of right and wrong. In the beginning of this short story Sarty is put on the witness stand to testify against his father

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    Snopes in terms of his personality‚ his actions‚ and his moral conflict. In the story “barn Burning” by William Faulkner‚ Sartoris Snopes battles with the major conflict of loyalty and being able to be loyal to his family at all times. He deals with the struggle from distinguishing right from wrong as he is vulnerable to his dad’s way of living. Sarty prevents his father from burning de Spain’s barn as the barn gives him a feeling of joy and peace. This shows that Sarty’s personality entails of goodness

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    Max Coats Mrs. Varnado English 102 5th Hour 30 January 2012 The Real Man in “Barn Burning” In William Faulkner ’s short story “Barn Burning” there is an underlying transformation Sarty Snopes undergoes that is not necessarily put into focus for most readers. The situations Sarty finds himself in throughout the story are of the kind which shape him and require him to grow as both a person as well as in the mind of the reader. The changes in which Sarty undergoes throughout the story closely

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  • Loyalty In Barn Burning

    In “Barn Burning” Colonel Sartoris‚ the son of Abner Snopes‚ is questioned by Justice of Peace about accusations that his father burned Harris’ barn. Whether if it’s true or not‚ William Faulkner‚ the writer of “Barn Burning” highlights the theme about loyalty with dialogue between Colonel Sartoris and his father. This approach increases tension between Colonel Sartoris and his father because Colonel Sartoris’ loyalty is tested since he knows his father is guilty. During the accusations‚ the Justice

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