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Unformatted text preview: Ying Li Dr. Muriel Brennan ENG 110AG Feb. 22, 2008 Response Sheet Title : Barn Burning Author : William Faulkner Narrator : nonparticipant and omniscient Setting : In a courthouse somewhere in the South of the U.S. in the late nineteenth century Protagonist : Colonel Sartoris (Sarty) Antagonist : Abner Snobes Characters : Major De Spain, Jusdge, Mr. Harris, Sartys older borther, his twin sisters, his mother and aunt Symbols : Family blood is a symbol of loyalty Polarities : moral value vs. family blood Theme : Sticking on one own blood is not wrong, but it is not fitting in every situation. Response : This short story is based on two court cases against Sartys fathers barn burning acts. Although they have a father-and-son relationship, they are in the opposite position in this story. Sarty, the young protagonist from a poor family, has to be a witness that proves his fathers innocence. Being an antagonist, Sartys father, a veteran of the Civil War, is called a barn innocence....
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- Spring '08
- Barn Burning