Summary of “Barn Burning” - more important than...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern