But a close reading of this short story reveals rich and deep characters including a father unable to control his anger and a boy who must decide where his love and loyalty actually lie. Summary The story opens at the county store which also serves as the courtroom in this small town.
Harris - Abner's first mentioned landowner Colonel Synopsis[ edit ] Barn Burning set in about opens in a country drug store, which is doubling as a Justice of the Peace Court. A hungry boy named Sarty craves the stew and bread in the store. His father, Abner Snopes, is in court, accused of burning down Mr.
Sarty is called up to testify against his father, and he knows he's going to have to lie and say his father didn't burn the barn. The Justice and Mr. Harris realize they are putting the young boy in a bad position, and they let him off the hook.
The Judge tells Mr. Snopes to leave the country and never come back. As Sarty leaves the courthouse, a kid calls him "Barn Burner!
Sarty tries to chase the kid but his father stops him. Sarty, his older brother, and his father get into the family wagon, where his mother, aunt, and two sisters are waiting. The wagon is already loaded with their broken possessions.
That night, the family camps.
After Sarty falls asleep, his father wakes him up and tells Sarty to follow him. His father accuses him of being on the verge of betraying him in court. Then he tells him that the most important thing is to stand by your family. The next day the Snopeses arrive at their new home, a shack on the farm where they will be working as tenant farmers.
Abner wants to talk to the owner and he takes Sarty with him. When Sarty sees the owner's fancy, white mansion he feels like everything just might be all right after all. He thinks his father can't possibly hurt people who live in a house like that. On the way to the front door, Sarty notices that Abner deliberately steps in some fresh horse excrement.
At the front door, a "House Negro" greets them and tells Snopes to wipe off his boots. In an attack of class warfare, Snopes pushes past with a racial insult and tracks the excrement all over the white rug in the front room. Later that day, the owner of the rug and mansion, Mr.
Abner sets his two daughters to cleaning it, and then dries it in front of the fire. Early the next morning, Abner wakes Sarty and the two of them return the rug to de Spain.Mar 04, · The movie combines three of Faulkner's stories, "Spotted Horses," "Barn Burning, " and Faulkner's novel The Hamlet.
Though it is not a retelling of the story, it does explore the implications of having to try to Reviews: Mar 04, · A summary and analysis of Faulkner's Barn Burning.
| Source William Faulkner's short story "Barn Burning" can be a tough story to follow, Faulkner's long and meandering sentence structure and his tendency to bury details leaves some readers frustrated and ready to give rutadeltambor.coms: There are no critic reviews yet for Barn rutadeltambor.com checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!Director: Peter Werner.
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