Comparison and Contrast: Barn Burning Sartoris Snopes is a young boy with a major conflict in his life; “be true to his blood”? or tell the truth. His father, a shady character with very cruel intentions has had to relocate his family because he is a “barn burner”. After one of Sarty’s fathers pigs gets loose for the second time, one of his neighbors tells him he can have it back for a dollar fee which angers the father so much that he burns down the neighbors’ barn. So Sarty’s father is asked to appear before the Justice of the Peace to settle the matter.
Being charged for burning the barn, he deserves leniency. Ab suffers trauma from war that leads him to performing such acts. Mayor de Spain accuses Ab of intentionally destroying his rug. After Ab's attempts to fix the rug fail, de Spain charges him twenty bushels of corn for the damages. Ab, feeling that twenty bushels are too steep a price for the damages, takes de Spain to court and sues him.
Abner believes that people who don’t earn their money themselves have forgotten what their ancestors went through to make that money. Also, Abner dislikes that de Spain hasn’t worked himself to get his money, instead using slaves and sharecropping to make money for things such as his rug and horses. The characterization differences of Abner and de Spain also show class distinction in this short story. Faulkner doesn’t describe any facial features of Abners face, showing him as a dark, malevolent being. In de Spain’s case, however, Faulkner describes him in practically full detail, with his face and clothing.
He allows himself to be distracted by his unbearable thoughts of Martha and he faces the idea that he loves the thought of Martha more than his men. Cross makes a personal sacrifice by burning the letters and pictures from Martha, so she can no longer distract him from protecting and leading his men. As a savior Cross takes on the guilt of losing two important men so that the others do not have to bear it. Lieutenant Cross is fully wracked with the guilt of occupying himself with his love for Martha. The guilt eats away at Cross and makes him want to be a better leader for his men like he should have been all along.
INFRACTION (n.) Minor violation of a rule or law L. in, intensifier + fractum = to break For his infraction of the camp code, Kevin had to peel potatoes in the kitchen. syn: transgression 3. INFRINGE (v.) To intrude on an area belonging to another; to trespass L. in, intensifier + frangere = to break Susan said her father was infringing upon her freedom when he took her car. II. CIS – Latin CAEDERE, CISUM “cut, kill” 4.
Sarty wants to be loyal to his father but knows that the truth must be told. When Sarty is called to testify against his father for the crime of barn burning, he becomes filled with “frantic grief and despair.” His father expects Sarty to lie on his behalf, and Sarty knows that he will have to in order to please his father which is all Sarty wants to do. Later that night, knowing that Sarty was in conflict and was
Bob Ewell attacked and followed Jem and Scout home, he jumped out in front of them but Jem pushed him which then made him fall on his own knife, which then killed him. But later they find that Boo Radley had killed Bob. 34. 35. 36.
The disaster and devastation, emotional exile and the search for an ending are all the reasons to why Bassam has to leave his homeland. Bassam is surrounded by devastation and disaster everyday due to the civil war. This disaster begins to weigh on a person’s point of view as well as their behaviour towards others within their life and community. Bassam describes the way his neighbourhood has fallen apart due to the bombs: “Heat descended, bombs landed, and thugs jumped the long lines for bread, stole the food of the weak, bullied the baker and caressed his daughter. Thugs never waited in line” (12).
An Obsession With Perfection The journey that Okonkwo takes in the novel goes from hero to villain. This downward journey is caused by many factors. The character Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart is obsessed with proving his masculinity, often by beating his wives and son. Okonkwo’s flaws lead to misery for himself, when he is unable to realize not every action must be a vigorous one. His family suffers when he takes his anger out on them for the simplest things just to prove he is a man.
His society believes that colored people have no human rights, and are thought to be pieces of property traded or used as slaves for labor. This idea has influenced Huck from a young age to believe that colored people are not considered equal to white individuals, often causing him to have strong disagreements with Jim along their journey. “I see it warn’t no use wasting words — you can’t learn a nigger to argue. So I quit.” Huck makes it seem as if robbers murder him during a break in, so he can run away from his hometown to escape his drunken father and the life he feels unsuited for. Jim runs away due to overhearing his owner, who is also Huck’s guardian, talk about selling Jim.