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    Sartoris In Barn Burning

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    In the short story of “Barn burning,” that wrote by William Faulkner. In the story, a poor boy named Sartoris craves food. He’s afraid and scared that his father, Abner Snopes is in court, charged with burning down Mr. Harris’s barn. Sartoris is called up to give evidence against his own father. He is going to have to lie to the court to protect his father that he has to say that he didn’t burn the barn. The Justice and the barn owner are putting the poor and young child in a horrible position and they let him go. The judge tells the family to leave the country and never come back. Sartoris that can no longer be controlled by his father idea’s tries to prevent from him, doing further harm and leaving his family. The father is a burner and a former thief, whose concept of independent leads him to break rules for and well being for others. For instance, in the short story, we learn that his father is a mercenary fight in the army for money not out of love for his country. He also stole a horse during…

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    heart. Mr. Grierson, Tobe, Homer Barron, Colonel Sartoris, and Judge Stevens, each of these men that was involved in Miss Emily’s life left a lasting impression. The first man that Emily Grierson laid her eyes on was her father, Mr. Grierson. Like all father’s from the South, Mr. Grierson was over protective of his little girl’s heart and didn’t want any man to breaking it. Emily missed out on the important life lesson, like how to get over a broken heart, because her father would always…

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    Emily, ' The character Emily Grierson lives in the past so much that she clings to it. She refuses to pay taxes, and even kills the man who courted her because he does not want to marry her, all due to the past. When she refuses to pay taxes the men don 't know what to do, she keeps referring to Colonel Sartoris, who has been dead for ten years, '. . . I have no taxes in Jefferson. ' 'But there is nothing on the books to show that, you see We must go by the-- ' 'See Colonel…

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    and alderman came into power. For example, we are told how Colonel Satoris made expectations for only Emily, “Colonel Sartoris invented an involved tale to the effect that Miss Emily 's father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying. Only a man of Colonel Sartoris ' generation and thought could have invented it” (Faulkner 1). Here we can see the preferential treatment she receives which enables her to think that everyone in the…

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    A Rose For Emily Essay

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    in a relationship with northern “day laborer” wasn’t something the town proud of. They felt that the relationship was a bad example for the young people in the town. Not only because he was a day laborer but also because he likes to party with the younger men and they considered him to be gay. In the relationship with Homer, she was no longer the perfect lady anymore. The townspeople thought of Miss Emily as a tradition, because she was passed down from generation to generation to be taken…

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    loss throughout the story the death of her father, the loss of her love, and the loss of the customs and attitudes of the previous generation. Emily can’t let go of her past, the people she lost, the era in which she was raised, and the antebellum beliefs of the past. Emily Grierson came from a time when well-to-do people weren’t questioned in this sense she was above the law. One way the story emphasizes how she is seemingly above the law is her reaction to having a tax notice mailed to her.…

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    Barn Burning Irony

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    William Faulkner’s short story Barn Burning centralizes around a young, poor white boy named Sartoris Snopes, who faces a moral dilemma. Sartois’ father Abner Snopes, an arsonist, delights in ruining people’s property by burning their barns. After being accused in court of burning Mr. Harris’ barn, young Sartoris is asked to testify. Sartoris becomes conflicted with the idea of telling the truth of his father’s doings and lying to show his loyalty to his family. Towards the end of the story,…

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    Old South Symbolism

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    the South. Her house used to be on the best street in the town and the house itself used to be decorated extravagantly. Now it is an industrial area with gas stations and buildings are all around it and the house is out of place just like the South's old values are out of place in this changing society. The house is run down, the lawn is very overgrown, and the paint is worn off and chipping. Emily’s house is the only thing left in their town that resembles the old South. Emily represents…

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    Alien Abduction Analysis

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    The main character, Emily is an older woman who does not talk to any family members and has no friends, which is why she is uncomfortable whenever she has visitors, which is not very often. This is shown when she has men come to her house asking for her to pay taxes. She claims that she does not have any taxes and to talk to Colonel Sartoris about the matter, for he is the one who told her she did not have to pay taxes. It turns out Colonel Sartoris is dead. She either knew he was alive and was…

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    to let anyone take his body for three days. The town’s people become particularly sensitive to Emily’s state of mind and “believed that she had to do that” (Getty). Emily has a difficult time letting go of the past and accepting her changing future. The mayor Colonel Sartoris decided because of Emily’s father’s status in the town he would defer Emily’s taxes for an indefinite period of time. He created a story that Emily’s father had loaned money to the town so he felt this would be a way of…

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