The De Spain Mansion Analysis

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Childhood is the most innocent phase. Most children remember when they were ten years old. They remember on their first day of fourth grade, their mom and dad would not let them leave on the school bus until their chubby little baby face filled the tape of a wind up camera. When it was time to finally be able to leave, they caught their parents following the bus in a familiar vehicle to the school and as they pulled in they thought they had escaped them. Startlingly, they found them standing at the classroom door because mom needed a hug. They remember loving mom’s hugs but knew they were just a remedy to cure the itch in a ten year old to make trouble. Since those days, they look back and see that in the blink of an eye, they transitioned into adolescence and gained…show more content…
Sarty shows maturity by what is said in the story concerning his morals compared to his father’s way of life. The de Spain mansion is an important experience in Sarty's life, because many details concerning Sarty's thoughts are found in this section of Sarty’s life. Seeing the de Spain mansion makes Sarty reflect on the past. The first thing the mansion reminds him of is, “a courthouse,” (Faulkner; Pg.4). Interestingly, the court house is a place of peace for Sarty. The way Sarty feels suggests that Sarty has not only seen a real courthouse, but that Sarty has some positive feelings about the legal system. Abner disobeys the legal system by burning barns to settle a chronic inferiority complex. Sarty is led by a corrupt father, but does not stop Sarty from believing in what is right. The mansion gives Sarty a sense of "peace and dignity,” (Faulkner; Pg.4). In Sarty's experience the legal process of justice is cluttered and unreasonable and has little to do with peace and dignity. Sarty believes the de Spains do not need the legal system. Sarty thinks the mansion will prevent the de Spain barn from being
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