Colonel Sartoris Snopes

In-Depth Analysis on “Barn Burning”

They talk about profound quality in their short stories, books and lyrics. William Faulkner is one of those creative writers who give careful consideration to the conventional thoughts of good and wrong. The short story Barn Burning, William Faulkner causes perusers to comprehend the contrast between the difference to the law and faithfulness to the family. The protagonist character of the short story “Barn Burning”, a little boy that is ten years of age. Sarty undergoes the dispute of decision between these two thoughts. Sarty needs to go with his moral by going with the law cause of his good intentions and moral standards and to disregard his dad's wishes to assist him in consuming the outcome. If he does decide to not be loyal to the family it can result in a dramatic outcome and with a significant price and an overwhelming burden for a individual. That is the reason it is good to pick the dedication to the law that will give a chance to live the rest of your life with no doubt with genuine morals.

Colonel Sartoris Snopes also known as Sarty Snopes is the ten year old son of Abner Snopes. Sartoris is the main protagonists in “barn burning”.He definitely received his innocence and most of his moral valuesfrom his mom. His father on the other hand didn’t do that much of the same good as his mom instilled in Sarty. Abner Snopes his father made Sarty act out of his age and almost at a grown man’s age when he’s only ten years old. The entire short story was written around the core theme of his loyalty to his family versus justice and self-morality. Sarty being a very dynamic charcter in the short story which also at the end the reader can conclude that Sarty is a very round character that undergoes great self-development.Sarty also shows a unique understandingthat is greater or more developed than most of the adults and supposed figures of his.Sarty can easily see straight through his father word and his weak attempts to influence is own son in a negative and selfish way, simply by saying over and over using repetition about how important loyalty to the family comes before or over anyone or anything. Sartoris at the end decides to go against family loyalty and go with loyalty to his self-moral. Abner Snopes made it very clear Sarty that if he was to go through with his plans of go against every his father said he would not receive any support after. For a ten year old boy to not have his families support after all eventswould be scary for any child but Sarty knows in his heart he does not want the support from those who will hurt the core person who that Colonel Sartoris Snopes is. The significant amount of self-development, and him becoming a more and more of a dynamic character through his dramatic change in self-moral.Throughout the entire short story “barn burning” it keys in on Sarty’s psychology and how he feels and thinks, when his father said he won’t support him anymore to snitching on his own father of his wrong doings. It shows a lot of development mentally for Sarty throughout the short story.

Abner Snopes is a very influential character, he doesn’t show much of any emotions toward his family. Faulkner also said he could be related to a wasp,basically meaning he is a terrible person of anger and sadness. Abner hurts his family with physical and psychological pain. The most negative impact was made on his youngest son Colonel Sartouis Snopes. He wanted to change Sarty’s belief on whats wrong and what’s good so him his father can continue doing wrong to others for his violent self.Abner from being a very one-dimensional person to being more of a puzzle very hard to figure him out but at the end its clear hes a very flat and static character. He stayed the same throughout the short story which we the reader all know is him being a selfish, mean, and cruel individual to others even his family. "Pretty and white, ain't it? […] That's sweat. Nigger sweat. Maybe it ain't white enough to suit him yet. He wants to mix some white sweat with it."Faulkner is known for his antagonists using different words to describe black people, but this quote from Abner snopes when he was in the de spain mansion was used to show just how terrible of a person his character was in “barn burning”.

The word that comes to mind, significant; cause faulkner’s poetic style of language throughout “Barn Burning” every moment felt important or with great significance. All that makes every other part of the story easier to relate or connect to the emotion of the story.(quote). “Barn Burning” is what the short story is all about which is a courthouse; a store that goes through legal proceedings. Fire it self is a key use of symbolism, its key cause of the emotion powerless.

Determining after the end resukt and character changes throughout the short story a very key type of symbolism was used, William Faulkner exploits different types of images, for instance, fire. For instance, fire symbolizes Abner Slopes' weakness while the consumingsymbolize the uniqueness oflives in human culture. The dirty floor symbolizes one of the Abner's demonstrations of brutality and shamelessness that is associated with terrible connection of the treatment that went within the Sw0nobes household that consist ofAbner and his family.

The author develops several important themes in his short story Barn Burning. One of them is the theme of morality and loyalty to the law. The main character Sarty protests against his father’s violent plan because he does not want to follow the instructions of such immoral person. He realizes that destruction is not the way to fight against inequality. When the local boy accuses Sarty’s father of his crime, Sarty tries to defend his family. However, when Sarty’s father decides to continue his criminal actions and to burn one more barn, the boy does not confirm his decision. One more important theme developed in this literary work is the theme of search for better life. Sarty is shown as a poor boy who lives in constant fear. The boy has to work hard in the field in order earn his living. Abner Snopes does not care of his son’s education. The boy loves his mother and his sisters, and wants them to live happily without his father’s oppression.

William Faulkner gives careful consideration to both the hero and the opponent in his short story. He tells about some white sharecropper whose name is Abner Snopes and who wants to demonstrate his challenge against out of line society he lives in by methods for consuming. As a previous trooper and an overbearing father and spouse, he wouldn't like to endure foul play and disparities. He finds the best approach to exact retribution the rich and intense experts – he consumes their stables and needs his youngsters to do likewise. As an enemy, Abner Snopes shows his ten-years of age child unwaveringness to the family:

Another primary character, the hero of the story, Abner's child Sarty is prepared to dismiss his dad's improper standards and to challenge wrongdoing and viciousness. William Faulkner demonstrates the procedure of the kid's individual improvement. Toward the start of the story, the kid feels that his dad isn't right, his activities are unlawful, however he isn't prepared to challenge his dad's criminal activities. Notwithstanding, toward the finish of the story, William Faulkner demonstrates that the kid is prepared to settle on a correct decision. He sells out his dad and enlightens the proprietor of the homestead concerning his dad's intends to consume the horse shelter.