Abner Snopes

Abner Snopes - Chris Brock Abner Snopes"Blood is thicker...

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Chris Brock September 22, 2003 Abner Snopes “Blood is thicker than water,” as the old saying goes, is an excellent way to describe the way that Abner Snopes feels about how family must stick together no matter what obstacles come before them. The story “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner has an underlying theme of “clannishne.ss” to it, implying that most people in the “old south” stuck with their families throughout most of their lives. Abner Snopes feels that no matter what he does, no matter how illegal or how immoral it may be, is vouched for by his family. Abner believes that the family provides the strongest bonds between people, and that there is a certain understanding between them that cannot be understood by anyone outside of the family circle. Abner is an inconsiderate and usually heated man who has shown hatred for almost anyone who is not related to him by “blood”. There is a problem for Abner however, he has a suspicion that his family will
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Elenbaas during the Fall '07 term at GCSU.

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