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    William Faulkner creates Abner Snopes to show that society is not fair. Abner is a horrid individual who only has concern for himself. He holds authority over his family with physical and mental abuse. Not only is he traumatizing to his family but he also makes them assist in his obsession with burning barns down. Abner Snopes is an aggressive, vindictive, disrespectful man, who eventually pays for what he has done. It is evident that Abner Snopes is filled with rage and does not know how to control

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    In William Faulkner’s Barn Burning, a man name Abner Snopes has two encounters with the Justice of Peace due to two separate“crimes”. His son, Colonel Satoris Snopes are with him both times visiting the Justice of Peace. With Abner’s first crime, there is no evidence for Abner burning Mr. Harris’ barn but the court still gives a ruling. Abner does not have to pay Mr. Harris for reparations but is still exile. With Abner’s reactions before and after burning Mr. Harris’ barn and Satoris’ thoughts throughout

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    In "Barn Burning," Abner is described as stiff, wolf-like, and without heat because of his coldness and bitterness toward society in which he was part of during the time of the War Between the States. The main character is Abner Snopes who sharecrops to make a living for his family; in his story, Faulkner describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during that particular time. When described as stiff, we see Abner's abruptness and coldness towards his family as well

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    In “Barn Burning,” Abner is described as stiff, wolf-like, and without heat because of his coldness and bitterness toward society in which he was part of during the time of the War Between the States. The main character is Abner Snopes who sharecrops to make a living for his family; in his story, Faulkner describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during that particular time. When described as stiff, we see Abner’s abruptness and coldness towards his family as well

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    story of “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner, a child name Sartoris Snopes witnesses his father’s crime of burning Major de Spain’s barn, then decides to do the correct thing to stop him by betraying the whole family. Barn burning is an action of removing a person’s source of wealth, which can completely diminish their lives. Especially the time after the civil war, where poverty is more common to see in farmers. Throughout the story, Abner reveals himself as a emotionless, cold, tough man; however, he

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    him” seemed to be the only way. A father figure is commonly known for his compassion and general desire for the best in his family, however, in “Barn Burning”, William Faulkner took a different route in creating Abner Snopes, showing social inequity and economic inequality. Abner Snopes and his family go on a taxing life with frequent traveling, putting their loyalties to the test. “Barn Burning” describes a typical relationship between the wealthy and the poor during the Civil War. Abner’s Character

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    Christopher Gull English 1B Prof. Soto March 11, 2015 Thesis: Set in their ways both Abner Snopes and Emily Grierson and have difficulty with coping and facing the change environments around. Summary: Regarding the characters Abner Snopes from “Barn Burning” and Emily Grierson from “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner illustrates the flaws of ignorance. Both Characters have a immense amount of pride of their situation despite their actual quality of life. Despite the difference in structure

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    Burning”, there is no evidence for Abner Snopes burning Mr. Harris’ barn, but the court still gives a ruling. Abner does not have to pay Mr. Harris for reparations, but is still exiled. With Abner’s reactions before and after burning Mr. Harris’ barn and his family’s current situation, the Justice of Peace made a fair ruling of exiling Abner. Because the amount of damages caused by Abner, the family can not afford to pay Mr. Harris back with their limited funds. Abner has a “wiry figure,” so he is not

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    The Creation of Abner Snopes in William Faulkner's Barn Burning   William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" is an intriguing story about a young boy named Colonel Sartoris's (Sarty) love and hatred for his father, Abner Snopes. Ab is a brutal and frightening man who instills fear into whom ever he seems to be close to. What is the cause of Abner Snopes's cruel-heartedness? Maybe it's his alienation from the higher class in society that causes him to act in this manner. When such a separation occurs

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    Analysis of Abner and Sarty Snopes in Barn Burning The short story “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner takes place sometime around World War II. It is focused on the Snopes family, in particular, Abner Snopes, the father. The story starts off in a courtroom of a small town in which Abner Snopes was being prosecuted for Arson. Abner is described as a terrible man by his own family. His children and wife witness their father's actions and acts of abuse. After the trial ends and the Snopes family get

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