He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory. This tension will eventually be the cause of the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship that is identical to the lost relationship between Troy and his father. Troy?s damaging relationship with his father had a dual effect in his life. It created a conscious awareness of how not to conduct his life and built fences, which inevitably recreated his father in his personality. These fences shaped and formed his relationships with his son.
Troy do not want his son Cory’s life to be like him, but yet he raised him to be an independent man like his was. Troy denys Cory’s chance to a football tryout because he believes that his son will experience his disappointment in the industry. Troy said to Rose, “I don’t want him to be like me!” (1046). One of the differences that complicate their relationship is that they have grown up in completely different time ... ... middle of paper ... ...ding to Rose, his wife she believe that family should respect regardless of how big of a mistake they make, when Troy cheat on Rose for example. She was upset but she doesn't want to leave him because she have a child to take care of.
Sarty will never know if his father and brother were shot, but he does try to keep running as the “grief and despair now no longer terror and fear but just grief and despair”, and breaks the blood tie from his family as he no longer wishes to suffer from his fathers actions. Regardless of Sartys decision to run away, he still cares for his family, including his father, but he realizes what his father does is wrong and he wants no part of it, even if its his own blood.
Laius could have saved Oedipus from numerous difficulties and horrible mistakes throughout his life but he doesn’t and as a result Oedipus makes terrible decisions that will affect his life in a negative way forever. As a result of Laius leaving his son in the wild to fend for himself, he leaves the opportunity for another father figure to appear. The shepherd com... ... middle of paper ... ...nately both Cory and Oedipus make it of their ordeals alive, but they are both mightily scarred for life. Oedipus physically loses both of his eyes once he finds out what he done to his real father and mother. If any of his other father figures had informed him who he was, that wouldn’t have happened.
(402) Sarty knows that his father's habit of burning barns is wrong, but his loyalty to honor and justice almost get the best of him. Sarty nearly confesses the truth when he called to testify, but the Justice of the Peace dismisses him before he can speak. Once outside the courtroom, Sarty is again loyal to his family, to his "blood ties." Another boy hisses "Barn burner!" as Sarty and his father are walking out of the courtroom, one thin, wiry body after another.
He has a continuous duel versus his father, Abner, the one who stresses to him that sticking to your blood is important. This non-stop battle he faces is composed of trying to ethically do the right thing, even though it is almost impossible due to Abner. His exact words to his son were, “‘’ You got to learn how to stick to your blood or you aint going to have any blood stick to you’”(Faulkner 482). Colonel undoubtedly wants to do the right thing by simply telling the truth about his old mans wrong doings. However, being the son of Abner he knew it was his duty to defend his father even if that meant lying for him in court.
No matter how bad the people they run into are, the father immediately refuses to help them even when the son begs him. For example when they run into the person said to be Ely, the father says “I don’t think he should have anything.” He feels the only way to survive is to be selfish and only take care of and worry about himself and his son. If he allows himself to trust others, he runs the risk of harm to himself and his son. He does not want to do anything that will risk their lives. This leads me to my next topic, death.
Throughout the story, Faulker characterizes Sartoris’s life as filled of “grief and despair.” Sartoris abhors the fact that he must live a nomadic lifestyle due to his father’s crimes. Despite forcing himself to support his father in the trial, Sartoris knows that it is dishonest. After the trial, Sartoris is injured defending his father when another child calls Abner a barn burner. When his mother tries to tend to his wounds, he replies, “Hit don’t hurt. Lemme be” (407).
Sarty's Point of View in Barn Burning by William Faulkner William Faulkner elected to write “Barn Burning” from his young character Sarty’s perspective because his sense of morality and decency would present a more plausible conflict in this story. Abner Snopes inability to feel the level of remorse needed to generate a truly moral predicament in this story, sheds light on Sarty’s efforts to overcome the constant “pull of blood”(277) that forces him to remain loyal to his father. As a result, this reveals the hidden contempt and fear Sarty has developed over the years because of Abner’s behavior. Sarty’s struggle to maintain an understanding of morality while clinging to the fading idolization of a father he fears, sets the tone for a chain of events that results in his liberation from Abner’s destructive defiance-but at a costly price. Sarty’s dilemma arises from his father’s destructive envy of his wealthy employers.
While Sarty was debating about betraying his father, he expressed his loyalty to his father in the lines "I could run on and on and never look back, never need to see his face again. Only I can't" (Faulkner 85). In the end, even after he has betrayed his father he still sho... ... middle of paper ... ...s and values over his loyalty to his father. What is surprising, is that he immediately seems to regret it, as is shown when he cries praises to his father in remorse. Is this just because he was Sarty's father, or did Sarty actually feel some justified love toward his father?