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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

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