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             Symbolism in William Faulkner's " Barn Burning 
             In " Barn Burning  symbolism is used throughout the story. William Faulkner uses it to describe tones, and themes. His use of symbolism is very helpful to the reader to describe the feelings and moods of characters in the story. Using symbolism describes the place setting of the story and prepares the reader for the upcoming events. "Barn Burning  is a story about blood ties, and how they affect the son, Colonel Sartoris Snopes, better known as Sarty.
             The story begins in a store, which is also a courtroom. Sarty is reading the cans with his
             stomach, describing his hunger and his lack of education. His father to has taught Sarty
             dislike anyone at higher status, but he also wants to grow and be his own man. Abner
             Snopes is on trial for the crime of arson. Abner Snopes wants it to be known that nobody will
             cross him or his family at anytime. The Snopes have been kicked out of this small town, like
             they have been in other towns many times before. This can be known because when they walked
             out of the store, their wagons are already packed and ready to go. As they leave the town on
             there wagon nobody in the family asks where they are going, they never do, and they know there
             father has another house or small farming town to work. The fact that his father had set up
             another place to live and show his pattern of crimes. They arrive at the next small house and his
             sister says "likely hit ain't fit for hogs.  (Faulkner, 12) She is describing the small, shabby house
             that they must live in again, like all of the others.
             Abner and Sarty leave to have "a word with the man that owns to begin tomorrow
             owning me body and soul for the next eight months.  (Billiglea,) Faulkner is describing the
             outlandish hatred his father has for the upper
            

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