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  • Lum and Abner

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    Lum and Abner      What is the first thing you think of when you here of the 1930’s, Amos and Andy or how about Lum and Abner? Lum and Abner weren’t really expected to do anything with their lives; they were just having fun trying to make something of them selves. They became two of the most famous people from Polk and Montgomery counties: Chet Lauck- Lum, Norris Goff- Abner, and the history of Lum and Abner. Chester Lauck was born in Alleene, Arkansas, February 2, 1902

  • Abner Snopes: Cold Authority

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    In “Barn Burning,” Abner is described as stiff, wolf-like, and without heat because of his coldness and bitterness toward society in which he was part of during the time of the War Between the States. The main character is Abner Snopes who sharecrops to make a living for his family; in his story, Faulkner describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during that particular time. When described as stiff, we see Abner’s abruptness and coldness towards his family as well

  • Abner and Sarty Snopes in Barn Burning

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    Abner and Sarty Snopes The nature of the relationship between father and son in William Faulkner's Barn Burning is displayed in the first paragraph of the story. In general a father-son relationship would be built on genuine respect, love, loyalty, and admiration. These building blocks were absent in Abner and Sarty Snopes relationship. Sarty's loyalty to his father appeared to come from a long time fear of the consequences of not obeying his father's commands. The "nigger" that could place

  • Main Characters In Abner Snopes's Barn Burning

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    story would be Abner Snopes who has the characteristic of a cold hearted individual. He has let the fact of his poor conditions lead him on to make disastrous decisions. Mr. Snopes has been described in the story as a mercenary who fought in the Civil War. While being in service during this time period, he stole horses used during the war and would sell them to someone who would bid the highest. He was also shot in the leg during these years and has an injury due to this incident. Abner too hid in the

  • Abner Snopes of William Faulkner’s Barn Burning

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    short story, family patriarch Abner Snopes leads his family on a taxing life of frequent traveling. Family loyalties are put to the test, and Abner ultimately is brought to justice at the end of the story. Though his son Sarty Snopes is a round and dynamic character, Abner contrastingly is a relatively flat and static character, as he depicts only a select few character traits, while resisting any notable personal change throughout the story. One way to view Abner Snopes’ character is as a man

  • Analysis Of Abner Snopes In William Faulkner's Barn Burning

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    proper guidance, love, and support. This is certainly the case with living with Abner Snope in William Faulkner’s short story “Barn Burning”. It takes place in a post-civil war time period and based in the southern rural regions of Mississippi. Abner Snopes, the father as well as the family’s primary provider, works in the sharecropping profession. The conflict begins promptly at the beginning of the story when Abner is on trial for burning down a barn and he and his family are subsequently banished

  • The Creation of Abner Snopes in William Faulkner's Barn Burning

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    The Creation of Abner Snopes in William Faulkner's Barn Burning   William Faulkner's "Barn Burning" is an intriguing story about a young boy named Colonel Sartoris's (Sarty) love and hatred for his father, Abner Snopes. Ab is a brutal and frightening man who instills fear into whom ever he seems to be close to. What is the cause of Abner Snopes's cruel-heartedness? Maybe it's his alienation from the higher class in society that causes him to act in this manner. When such a separation occurs

  • William Faulkner’s Barn Burning: Abner Snopes Character Analysis

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    William Faulkner’s short story “Barn Burning” describes a typical relationship between wealthy people and poor people during the Civil War. The main character, Abner Snopes, sharecrops to make a living for his family. He despises wealthy people. Out of resentment for wealthy people, he burns their barns to get revenge. Abner’s character over the course of the story is unchanging in that he is cold hearted, lawless, and violent. First, Abner’s unchanging character shows his cold heartedness

  • What My Name Means: The Miserable Life of Abner Bright

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    down my throat. With another familiar clink, the glass hit the bartop, and I replied, “No, no. Huxley’s a name that means ‘inhospitable place’. I study etymology, onomastics, and all that other crap in college. Real name’s Abner.” A puzzled look. “And what does that mean, Abner?” I hated that question. I wished my name was Aram - quiet - at the moment, so I didn’t have to answer that nagging question. It wasn’t like I didn’t know what my name meant. And it wasn’t that I didn’t like it either. I

  • Sarty's Point of View in Barn Burning by William Faulkner

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    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