William Faulkner 's `` Barn Burning `` And `` A Rose For Emily ``

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In “Barn Burning” and “A Rose for Emily,” William Faulkner shows that the characters of Miss Emily and Abner Snopes are from different backgrounds but they both are compelled to commit horrible crimes. Miss Emily from “A Rose for Emily” and Abner Snopes from “Barn Burning” seem like very different characters at first glance. However, they both have inclinations that lean toward the violent and sinister when things do not go their way. Miss Emily resorts to murder when her suitor attempts to leave her. Abner Snopes takes revenge on people he feels have wronged him by burning down their barns. Both “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning” are representations of the changing south. Although Miss Emily and Abner Snopes are examples of characters that seem completely different on the surface but share similar dark personality traits. Miss Emily is an outsider in her community. Emily’s family is very wealthy and live in a beautiful mansion in the elite part of town. Before her father’s death, he limits her visitors. He will not allow her to have suitors because he claims that none are good enough for her. After his death, she chooses to live like a recluse, mostly because she has no social skills. The author gives the reader the first sign of Emily’s insanity when he writes, “ We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would cling to that which had robbed her,…

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