Yet this boy has a distinct sense of justice. He might have developed this from spending so much time in courtrooms, and listening to the proceedings. This sense of justice functions as a moral code that tells him: He knows that if he helps his father burn barns, or lies about it, he is also guilty.
A hungry boy named Sarty craves the meat and cheese in the store. His father, Abner Snopes, is in court, accused of burning down Mr. The Justice and Mr. Harris realize they are putting the young boy in a bad position, and they let him off the hook.
The Judge tells Mr. Snopes to leave the county and never come back. On the way out of the courthouse a kid calls Sarty "Barn Burner! Sarty tries to chase the kid but his father stops him.
Sarty, his older brother, and his father get into the family wagon, where his mother, aunt, and two sisters are waiting. The wagon is already loaded with their broken possessions.
That night, the family camps. After Sarty falls asleep, his father wakes him up and tells Sarty to follow him. His father accuses him of being on the verge of betraying him in court. Then he tells him that the most important thing is to stand by your family.
The next day the Snopes arrive at their new home, a shack on the farm where they will be working as tenant farmers. Abner wants to talk to the owner and he takes Sarty with him. In the yard, Abner deliberately steps in some fresh horse poop, forces his way into the mansion, and tracks the poop all over the white rug in the front room.
Later that day, the owner of the rug and mansion, Mr. Abner sets his two daughters to cleaning it, and then dries it in front of the fire. Early the next morning, Abner wakes Sarty and the two of them return the rug to de Spain. De Spain shows up shortly after, insulting Abner and complaining that the rug is "ruined" After working hard all week, Sarty goes with his family to town that Saturday.
He goes with his father into a store, and sees that a Justice of the Peace Court is in session. De Spain is there. Abner sends him back to the wagon, but he stays in the store to see what happens.
The Justice decides that Abner is responsible for the damage to the rug, but he reduces the fee to ten bushels. After dinner Sarty hears his mother trying to stop his father from doing something. He realizes his father is planning to burn the de Spain barn.A Critical Approach To "Barn Burning" (by William Faulkner) "Barn Burning" is a sad story because it very clearly shows the classical struggle between the "privileged" and the "underprivileged" classes.
In William Faulkner’s story, “Barn Burning”, we find a young man who struggles with the relationship he has with his father.
We see Sarty (Colonel Sartoris Snopes), the young man, develop into an adult while dealing with the many crude actions and ways of Abner, his father. We see Sarty as. Character 75 To borrow the useful terms of the English novelist E.
M. Forster, characters may seem ﬂat or round, depending on whether a writer sketches or sculpts them.A ﬂat character has only one outstanding trait or feature, or at most a few distinguishing. A list of all the characters in Barn Burning. The Barn Burning characters covered include: Colonel Sartoris Snopes (Sarty), Abner Snopes, Lennie Snopes, Major de Spain, Mr.
Harris, Colonel John Snopes, Net and an Unnamed Sister, Lizzie, Lula de Spain, The Servant. Character 75 To borrow the useful terms of the English novelist E. M. Forster, characters may seem ﬂat or round, depending on whether a writer sketches or sculpts them.A ﬂat character has only one outstanding trait or feature, or at most a few distinguishing.
Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.