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Harvin 1 Tranard Harvin Mrs.Chandler ENG 102- 13 April 2011 Summary of “Barn Burning” The short story, “Barn Burning”, by William Faulkner was written during the time of the Civil War. This story starts out with a court scene in an old grocery store. The main characters of this short story are Sarty Snopes and his father Abner Snopes. Abner is in court because Mr. Harris, their neighbor, says that he burnt down his barn. The whole conflict resulted from Snope’s inability to keep his hog out of Mr. Harris’ garden. Because many other people were interfering in the conflict that included Snope and Harris, Sarty ended up getting in a fight with some boys outside the court house. He does this to defend for his father because his father always would let him know that blood is
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Unformatted text preview: more important than righteousness and justice. After Abner is proven innocent, the judge said that he and his family had to move out of the county. Abner did as the judge said and moved to a different sharecropping farm. When they get to the new place, Abner and Sarty went on a walk to see their new landowner, Major de Spain. As Abner and Sarty approaches de Spain’s front door Sarty felt that it was all a bad idea from a job. Abner disrespected de Spain’s house by dragging dirt in his house starting confusion among the men. The matter takes Snope backs to court for a second time in the story. Sarty sides with his father after de Spain made a rude comment about money. Because Snope loses his lawsuit against de Spain, he plans to burn his barn. Harvin 1...
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