Sarty is the only member of the family to truly act on his own conscience, and ultimately this separates him from the rest of the family. Sarty was prepared, if necessary, to testify against his father in the incident of the burning of the Harris barn; he, alone, tries to save DeSpain's barn by warning the Major of what is about to happen. When Sarty follows DeSpain's horse up to the burning barn, he hears gunshots in the confusion. His father was not a man of such weapons: Abner's tool and weapon was fire. Sarty trips and falls, then, seeing what he has tripped over on the ground, he runs away from the conflagration.
Not only did Okonkwo’s outbursts lead to his alienation from his family, but also from his community. As mentioned earlier, Okonkwo beat one of his wives during the week of peace. That is highly forbidden and he faced major consequences. The priest demands that Okonkwo make a sacrifice for his sin. The priest demands that a goat and a hen be sacrificed, and that he also pay a fine of one length of cloth and one hundred cowries (shells used as currency).
Abner Snopes, the father is creating a war between the wealthy and poor. Out of despise for the wealthy he burns down their barns for his own personal satisfaction. The relationship between father and son is very precious. He continues with violent aggression throughout the story. Colonel Sarty Snopes, his son, realizes so when he has to choose between doing the right thing or loyalty to his family, his father.
The boy has tried to burn down the house as revenge toward his father who has beat him. Rufus’ father is not so nice of a man. After conversating for a while Dana realizes she is in the 1800s where most black people are slaves and Rufus’ father is a plantation owner. As Rufus is telling Dana his last name and all the details about a girl he knows named Alice she realizes that Rufus
Leper escapes from the army and goes home. He sends Gene a letter telling him to come to his house and help him. When Gene goes to Leper’s house, Leper tells him, “…they were going to give me a discharge, a Section Eight discharge… is for the nuts in the service, the psychos, the Funny Farm candidates” (144). Leper is telling Gene that the army had labeled him as a crazy person and he would not be able to get a job because of it. Leper was not ready to go to war; he only wanted to ski.
In the Barn Burning by William Faulkner the main character Abner Snopes has a serious issue where he tends to burn buildings down, especially barns. Snopes and his family had to move twelve times and on their last move it changed their family forever. After getting kicked out of their town for burning a barn, even though the town had no evidence, they moved to where Major De Spain was Abner’s new boss. When Abner and his family moved to their new house, Abner and his son Sarty went to pay a visit to Major De Spain’s house where his wife, Lula De Spain, recognized Abner and insisted they leaves her home. The De Spain household is extravagant and simply lovely, while the Snope’s home was nothing of the sorts and cold and put together with mud
Vardaman (ch 15) Vardaman runs out of the house and begins to cry. He sees the spot on the ground where he first laid the fish he caught, and thinks about how the fish is now chopped up into little pieces of “not-fish” and “not-blood.” Vardaman reasons that Peabody is responsible for Addie’s death and curses him for it. He jumps off the porch and runs into the barn. Still crying, Vardaman picks up a stick and begins beating Peabody’s horses, cursing them and blaming them for Addie’s death, until they run off. He shoos away a cow that wants milking, and returns to the barn to cry quietly.
Hernandez’s selfishness strongly impacted his entire family. Once when manny was at school picking up his transcripts he noticed his old teacher Mr. Hart who gives him $20 for school supplies and a ride back home to the projects. Coming home he finds his father pruning shrubs in the front yard. The view of Manny arriving with Mr. Hart fills him with rage because he strongly dislikes do-gooders like Mr. Hart, making him feel like a failure as a father. His believes towards his son are different.
Miss Slater Johnson There I was cleaning the bathroom floor when I heard Miss Hilly’s boyfriend, Mister Jeffrey bust through the front door of the house yelling for Hilly because he had the most awful news. I overheard him saying that the first black, named Jackie Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. All I was thinking was why is it so awful if a black man is elected for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Being a black woman, I am very proud that a Jackie Robinson was elected for that opportunity. I didn’t go bother Miss Hilly or Mister Jeffrey about this because I knew to keep my mouth shut when it came to things like this especially after what I’ve heard about what happened with Miss Hilly’s past maids.
He went from talking about the mitt to talking about his dead brother and how nice he was to everyone, he also mentioned how mad he was when his brother, Allie, Leukemia. “He’s dead now… they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all because I broke all the windows in the garage” (Salinger 38-39). In this situation Holden is devastated that