Barn Burning Themes

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One of the main themes that appear throughout the story is courage. Barn Burning is a story about Sarty Snopes. Sartys father likes to burn down other barns on his spare time. Sarty gets no respect and is overworked but underfed. However, he has a great sense of justice, and is moral. When this sense of justice becomes stronger than the pull of his father, Sarty makes the courageous decision to act against his father. Throughout the story, Sarty must deal with his father 's bravery, but also his cowardice.
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