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Character Analysis Of Barn Burning

In the William Faulkner short story “Barn Burning”, the main character Sarty and his family started off living in one barn, then ended up having to relocate to a different barn due to a barn burning incident. Whenever it was time to relocate homes, the father Sade always had another house ready for them. Sarty had a family with a very unstable life, did barn work with his family to survive, and would utmost established a secure life without his family. To begin with, Sarty and his family have lived an extremely unstable life controlled by the father Sade. Sade was firm and lack emotions when it came to dealing with his family. Since Sarty was born, he has moved twelve times in just his ten years of living. His father was notorious for getting…show more content…
Whenever it was time to relocate homes, the father Sade always had another house ready for them. Sarty had a family with a very unstable life, did barn work with his family to survive, and would utmost established a secure life without his family. To begin with, Sarty and his family have lived an extremely unstable life controlled by the father Sade. Sade was firm and lack emotions when it came to dealing with his family. Since Sarty was born, he has moved twelve times in just his ten years of living. His father was notorious for getting revenge on anyone that he felt did him wrong by burning down their barns. As a result of his father’s actions, Sarty family always be doomed to find an unfamiliar location to call home. However, tired of his father preposterous decisions, on their way to their unknown destination Sarty pondered stating “Forever he thought. Maybe he’s done satisfied now that he has…stopping himself, not to say it aloud even to himself” (Faulkner 172). In hopes that just maybe this time they can settle down in one place forever. Even more, His father Sade has always manipulated his family by stating “You got to learn to stick to your own blood or you ain’t going to have any to stick to you” (Faulkner 173). With this in mind his family repeatedly tolerated…show more content…
In the short story it stated “He did not know where they were they going. None of them ever did or ever asked, because it was always somewhere, always a house of sorts waiting for them a day or even three days always. Likely his father had already arranged to make a crop on another farm before he...” (Faulkner 172). Sarty and his family were accustomed to their father ways of living. Although, their income wasn’t much, the family livelihood depended on Sade to survive. Sarty describe the twelves homes he relocated to were poor and country. Conversely, this time around they was living being a rich family; in return his father had to work eight months farming for. Their house was described as a two bedroom home, which his mother and father shared a room; him, his brother and aunt shared a bed, and his twin sister sleep on a pallet on the

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