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    and feelings. It seems that Sarty is of good nature: he has a strong sense of morality, loyalty and humility. Throughout the story, Sarty tries to imagine that Abner might change his behavior. “Maybe he [Abner] will feel it too,” thought Sarty as him and his father walked up to Major de Spain's grand farmhouse, feeling safe and confident, “[m]aybe it will even change him now from what maybe he couldn't help but be” (pg 518). But, yet again, his father disappoints Sarty by smearing horse droppings

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    what he believed in (Garrow 2003). He is much like Sarty the main character in the story Barn Burning by William Faulkner. Sarty is a boy that could not lie on stand to protect his family as he felt what his father was doing was wrong (Faulkner 1979). Although they had different circumstances, they both did what they believed to be ethical while staying non-violent, and indifferent about the consequences that may arise. Martin Luther King and Sarty both acted on what they believed needed to be done

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    Abner was the Sarty’s father and he had a fascination for provoking fires. Abner was emotionless and violent; he had an emotionless voice, grey eyebrows, and pebble-colored eyes. His body was stiff, and he used to walk with a limp because he got shot one time he was trying to steal a horse during the Civil War. According to Abner, he had the right to revenge on anyone whom he believes have wronged him. The story’s exposition helps us understand how Abner was feeling about his family. He was thinking

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    that Sarty is somewhat a prisoner to his father, Abner's, abusive and sadistic behavior. No matter how hard Sarty tried, nothing he did ever seemed to make his father proud. For instance, in the opening scene – after Abner's hearing – a teenage boy shouted, “[b]arn burner!”, as Abner and Sarty were leaving the makeshift courtroom/convenient store. Sarty, in response, sprung at the boy to defend his father's honor; however, Abner is quite ungrateful for his son's reaction, for he pulled Sarty back

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    In the beginning of the story, this is where I believe the boy (Sarty) was struggling with Loyalty to his father (Abner) and the beginning of his moral sense of justice. The story depicted how Sarty was hiding in the back trying not to be noticed and yet, being aware of everything going on in the store/courtroom. Sarty did not want to be noticed (not to tell another lie because his father was in trouble again). Here is where Sarty moral conflict with his father’s wrongdoing. The passage on p181

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    Barn Burning Sartys Struggle Barn Burning: Sarty's Struggle The theme of William Faulkner's Barn Burning is Colonel Sartoris Snope's desire to break away from the oppressive conditions of his family life. He is pulled between his family and his morality. In this essay, I will discuss Sarty's struggle between the two sides of his conflict and the point at which it becomes resolved. First, we will look at Sarty's pull towards his family. At the first trial, we find Sarty looking at his

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    number of literary techniques that Faulkner is known to use often. The major key observations that Ford makes in her evaluation include Sarty’s prominent yet timeless narrative presence, a straightforward and inevitable plot, and the ways in which Sarty is portrayed as an indecisive force of morality and maturity as well as a tangible source of innocence, immaturity. I believe the essay is adequate in its evaluation content but Ford made a few very significant fallacies and often overemphasized plot

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    shown through the growth of an individual. According to Faulkner, Robinson and Freeman evidence of an unlived life is defined by the ability to make one’s own way, identify the importance of life and self-deprivation. In Faulkner’s story Barn Burning Sarty watches as his father lives a unfulfilled life. Sarty’s father continually throughout the story blames others for his faults, and curses his son when

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    William Faulkner's, “Barn Burning”, Sarty tries to conform to this life of crime. Sarty is the son of a sharecropper, who is known as the “barn burner”. Sarty is forced to live a continuously hectic life, that is both unhealthy and unstable. The Snopes family constantly travels place to place, and they never have a stable financial situation. Sarty begins to gain hope for his family, at the arrival of Major De Spain's home. The beauty of the home overwhelms Sarty, and gives him the push he needs to

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    For my dinner party, I am going to invite William Faulkner, Victor Hugo, Leo Tolstoy, and the character Colonel “Sarty” Snopes. I have chosen these guests because of their connection with revolution. Leo Tolstoy writes about the revolution one takes at the scariest moment of one’s life, death. According to The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, “What, Tolstoy asks us, is the relationship between abstract, universal truths and our intensely felt personal experience?” (Puchner et al. 1440; 4)

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