Abner Snopes Short Story

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Set around 1890s, the story is seen from a boy, Sarty’s point of view about his father’s doing. He and his father is a white family living in Southern America, in which there are class differences and racial distinctions. At that time, white people are usually a landrond and blacks are the slaves. And in this story, Sarty’s family who is categorized as white family is a poor family. They are classified neither as a landlord nor slave, so it is hard for them to adapt in that situation. Because they are in between the Southern culture which is known for its slave-master relationship. The head of the family, Abner Snopes is depicted to have bad personality. His personality worsens, somehow, because of his depression after the Civil War. He was
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