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Okay this essay is due by tomorrow. It's over the story "Barn Burning"

by William Faulkner.  The topic of the essay is: What are the story’s implications regarding the “American Dream” and ideal of the United States as the land of opportunity and justice? While writing this essay the following questions are to be answered as well:
1.) What are the sources of tension / conflict in this story?


2.) How would you account for the actions of the father -- having burned the first barn, the rug incident, and going to burn the second barn? What is motivating the father to do these things?


3.) How would you account for the actions of the boy, especially as he seems ready to tell the truth about his father?


4.) Examine the boy’s “interior monologues,” the italicized parts of the story. What do these tell us about the boy, about others, about Faulkner’s style(s) of narration?


5.) Examine the references to the boy's sisters in the story. How and why does Faulkner describe the sisters the way he does?


6.) Examine the places in the story where the boy's mother and aunt appear. How and why does Faulkner describe these women the way he does?


7.) What are we “to take” from this story? What is the central theme or message? Are there other themes or messages as well?

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