Corruption In Barn Burning

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Sarty from Barn Burning Barn Burning is a short tale by William Faulkner, which discuss 10 year old boy, Sarty Snopes’ dilemma over assigning priority between his family and social justice, truth and righteousness. The story seems to be revolving around Sarty’s unceasing contemplations about his father’s integrity and justice’s philosophies and system. However, in the story, Sarty’s father, Abner Snope is used to burn the barn and notorious as an incendiary but, Sarty’s views on justice are far different than his father, and it appears that Sarty, however having younger age, possesses deep and upright stances than his father’s peculiar justice view. The entire story based on the son’s dilemma over following his authoritative father’s immoral actions and sticks to family welfare programs or goes for the self-sacrificing and moral attitude, he inherits from her mother. The thesis of the paper is- in my opinion, Sarty, however, he goes through different family circumstances, moreover, his dominant father’s immoral actions contrary to his personal understanding of justice, he…show more content…
For example, in the case of barn burning, his dad supposes that Sarty will give a statement, which helps him to be free from the charges, however, Sarty is no in such mood and has made up his mind to reveal the truth, irrespective of his risk of his own father’s imprisonment. But, luckily, magistrate doesn’t go deep in the case and avoids taking the evidences or statements from the Sarty. But, when father and son meet the next night, his father explains him why he should not reveal the truth in the court and he also describes him the importance of the family responsibility and faithfulness. However, I feel that young Sarty has developed his own system of justice by that time and, nevertheless, he disagrees with his father, respecting his family status, he avoids conflict or further discussion on that
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