barn burning

this is the TOPIC for the assignment: William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” has been described as a bildungsroman (a coming of age story), especially considering the ending. Some critics argue Sarty’s departure indicates Sarty separates himself from his father and his father’s way of thinking. Others argue Sarty’s departure echoes Abner’s own behaviour. Discuss, with evidence from throughout the entire story, whether Sarty’s gradual defiance of his father actually indicates a rejection of Abner or if in the way Sarty rejects his father, Sarty becomes more like Abner, dooming Sarty to repeat the failures of his father thereafter

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