A kid to him wasn?t nothing. All he wanted was for you to learn how to walk so he could start you to working? (548; I,4). Although Troy had very little respect for his father and vowed to be nothing like him, many of his father?s harsh personality traits show up in his own personality. Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known.
It is too similar to the life he once had. Josey tries to adjust to this community, however, he is reminded of his family and his untimate pursit of vengeance agaist the men who killed his family. Josey recognizes that this ranch is a symbol of a new life, but in order to enjoy this he must first take of what is important to him. Josey is a wanted man and the longer he lingers around this community without killing off those men after him, he puts their life in danger. This is one of many honorable acts of Josey.
The Apache were known for their love of Warfare and raiding, today we would call them thieves. When the Spaniards first came to the Americas they were constantly being under attack by the Apache. The Tribe would steal the Spanish horses and eat them. They were not yet introduced to the technology of using the horse as transportation. The Apache used their dogs to help move their wickiups or homes around because they were nomadic people.
Sarty's naïveté blinds his impression of his father at times. He knows that it was wrong of his father to burn down the barn at the beginning of the story, yet Sarty feels that he must stand up for his father. Being so young and innocent, and considering their place in the family during this time in history, young boys were prone to thinking that their fathers knew best and that they could do no wrong. Even in the end of the story after Sarty's morals are victorious over his devotion to his father, Sarty still cries aloud, "...
Sarty ran into the woods for safety. He never knew how long he kept running away from the despair and fear of the choices that he and his father made that day. Little did Sarty recognize that running through that door at the de Spain mansion led to freedom for himself and his family: “Perhaps, it will take a Sarty Snopes to enter through another front door and, though promptly sent away, learn that he has the capacity and the willingness to make moral decisions that will lead him, not to death, but to life” (Samway 103). Sarty, knowing he would never feel the terror and despair of his father actions again, he chose to grieve, and made an adult decision to move forward to a new beginning in life with his integrity intact.
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.
“Some have been in races, some have been in shows, some have been pets, some are young and others are old. Almost all horses qualify for the slaughterhouse(“Keep American Horses Safe From Slaughter”). This is animal cruelty! This cruelty needs to stop! Do you currently have a horse?
It says in interloper page 272,” A famous lawsuit had wrestled it ( the land they were hunting on) from the illegal possession of a neighboring family,” Ulrich, the head of the family that made the lawsuit, had inherited the family heirloom of hate for the Znaeyms, the neighbors. Because he had this hate and ... ... middle of paper ... ...d have been much wiser. That is the final reason why Ulrich and Znaeym were guilty and deserved to die. So in the end they die, and eventually they’ll all die. But, those two men had played the wrong the cards and suffered the consequences.
He was filled with hatred, and he would spend a lifetime pursuing vengeance for all that he and his people had lost. He became one of the most feared Apache warriors of all time. The career and accomplishments of Apache warrior Geronimo were indicative of the fight for a Native American way of life in conflict with that of the progressing American frontiersmen and Mexican soldiers. “I could not call back my loved ones, I could not bring back the dead Apaches, but I could rejoice in this revenge.” (Geronimo) This quote by Geronimo perfectly sums up his feelings and actions. Revenge was, without doubt, a prime factor in the fight for the Apache people.
In the barn burning, the love between a father and a son should be based on genuine respect, love, loyalty, and admiration. This is not what happened. Blood was the most important aspect. Throughout this story the boy just wants to gain his father’s admiration, but in doing so he loses his blood tie with his father. In Barn burning, Sarty’s father is being tried, but since there is no evidence to prove that he did it, he is ordered to the leave the country.