Barn Burning Research Paper

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One may find themselves in the situation where they must choose between their own flesh and blood and basic morality. Often, depending on our relationship with them, we will choose loyalty to our family rather than the “correct” moral choice, for the sake of those loved ones. Regardless if that person is in the wrong or right. Barn Burning “derive[s] from the necessity for important characters to choose between two different sets of moral imperatives: the ties of blood and kinship, on the one hand, and, on the other, a kind of intuitive sense of simple decency and compassion and of the integrity of others” (Ferguson) and is thusly an excellent example of such a painful predicament. Throughout the tale Barn Burning, the son, Colonel Sartoris

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