Barn Burning By William Faulkner: Literary Analysis

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Barn Burning is a short story written in 1939 by the famous writer, William Faulkner. The story is about a low social class family that faces complications in life due to the house hold of the family, Abner Snopes. Abner was accused in of burning down his landlord’s barn so the Snopes family was ordered to leave the country for good. As a farmer, Abner feels mistreated by the higher social class people that he worked for so whenever he feels like he is poorly treated, he starts committing horrible behaviors against the law. The story “Barn Burning” provides different economic classes, whether it’s the extremely wealthy people like “Mr. Major de Spain” or the land works, poor people like the Snopes’s family. They decide to move out of town

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