The narratives Barn Burning written by William Faulkner and Paul’s Case written by Willa Cather both have two separate characters with really similar problems. Each has a unambiguously sad narration Barn Burning is a sad narrative because it non merely shows the classical battle between the underprivileged and the privileged categories, but besides the battle between a male parent and his boy, Sarty. Together, these two male childs portion comparable life styles. Each has struggles with his male parent, fantasize of a wealthier being, and flee from the trials in his life. Sarty’s chief quandary is his trueness to his household, which collides with his letdown and suppressed disfavor for his ain male parent.
He tends to conceal his feelings by denying the facts, our enemy he thought in that desperation: our mine and his both! He’s my male parent! Sarty appears to be fearful of his male parent: If I would hold said they wanted merely truth, justness, he would hold hit me once more. But now he said nil.
He was non shouting. He jut stood there. In comparing, Paul and his male parent besides have struggles and Paul excessively seems to be afraid of his ain male parent. He decides that he would much instead pass the dark in the basement of his house than travel inside and confront his male parent. Paul does non experience every bit much at place when he is at his male parent’s house as he does at Carnegie Hall where he works as an Ussher and spends most of his clip.
Paul’s instructors and his male parent believe his working at the theatre affects his schooling. As a consequence, Paul’s male parent takes him out of school and forces him to work for a company referred to merely as the “ house of Denny and Carson ” as an office male child. Paul’ s dream to unrecorded like the stars is taken away when his male parent forbids him to work, see, or travel anyplace near the theatre. It is at Carnegie Hall that Paul became struck by the glister and the starlight of the phase. He is non leading struck in the sense that he wanted to execute in any manner; he is merely content to detect others ’ ; public presentations. He is struck in the sense that he wants to populate the manner the characters in the dramas do. He imagines them populating to all the extent of their money, gorging on beautiful music, art, and life. Sarty, like Paul, is slightly mercenary. He dreams of a big house and the comfort of money. He desires to be in a higher-class differentiation despite his male parent’s resentment sing the upper category.
Sarty views the de Spain sign of the zodiac as a bastion protected against fleeting stings from his male parent, the buzzing wasp. His male parent sees the house as pretty and white, built on perspiration, nigga perspiration. Possibly it ain’t white plenty yet to accommodate him. Possibly he ( de Spain ) wants to blend some white perspiration with it. Paul pocketed about one thousand dollars from the hard currency in the sedimentation belonging to the company his father made him work for. His dream is shorted by his offense when the narrative of his larceny and his male parent’s hunt is published in rather a few big newspapers.
Alternatively of confronting his offenses and his male parent, he jumps in forepart of a train, thereby, of class, perpetrating self-destruction. Paul’s last ideas are on the things that he will ne’er acquire to make, because he ended it all before his clip. Like Paul, Sarty runs off from the lone life he has of all time known and all of his household. Sarty wants to populate out his dream, which consists of a moral life harmonizing to his ain values.