Protagonist Abner Snopes

Protagonist Abner Snopes

Gundareva 1
Marina Gundareva
English 112
Mrs. S. Grant
October 8, 2003
Protagonist Abner Snopes
In 1939, William Faulkner writes ?Barn Burning?. The story reflects the life of the people living in Mississippi during the period of ?social, economic, and cultural tumult, the decade of Great Depression? (Mary E. Byrne) The main theme in ?Barn Burning? concerns the relationships between father- Abner Snopes and his son- Sarty Snopes, shows the social and economic injustice that happens ?between the white landowners and the white tenant farmers?, ?the racial distinction between black and whites? (Mary E. Byrne). The plot in ?Barn Burning? depicts a story of a family that is in the lowest social class and endures financial difficulties. Abner Snope?s attempts for better life do not lead to anything and his family has nothing left to do but travel all over the country in search of new farms which they can lend and maybe make some money just enough to merely survive. Abner Snopes is a poor sharecropper; he is smart enough to understand that his social status is never going to improve, and that his children?s future holds only hard work. Abner Snope?s complex characterization by Faulkner proves that the social position of his family, inability

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