Analysis Of ' Barn Burning ' By Junot Diaz

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Sarty and Lola come of age in their respective stories, through trials and tribulations that are manifested by their surroundings, and specifically by their parents Abner, and Belicia. Faulkner’s, Barn Burning gives us the point of view of an adolescent boy and our opinion of his father is built around Sarty’s dissection of his father’s actions be them justified or unjustified. Junot Díaz’s, Wildwood gives the other spectrum of parenthood with Lola, and Belicia. Lola’s, point of view creates a bias against Belicia, one of adolescent hatred towards a mother that belittles a daughter, and builds up a character that has very little in ways of compassion shown. At least, from the narration of Lola. The stories have different settings in terms of time, but both Barn Burning and Wildwood have a grip on the realities of dysfunctionality within the family structure, that stunts the growth of adolescent children. The plot of Wildwood goes hand in hand with the point of view where the Apex of the story is intertwined with conclusion. Barn Burning is lesser so, the point of view is used more in cohesion with the symbolism that Faulkner applies in drawing upon Abner’s personality and actions. Lola comes short in supporting characters, absent father, uncles and aunts that are preoccupied with family, and younger brother who wouldn’t provide much in ways of guidance. Wildwood and Barn Burning share a coming of age theme in their stories, but Barn Burnings ending is more of one in
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