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Sarty Static vs Dynamic In the story Barn Burning by William Faulkner the character Colonel Sartoris Snopes or Sarty exhibits many interesting traits The majority of these characteristics are seen through his thoughts that the author includes periodically throughout the story The thoughts in the reading should cause one to come to the conclusion that young Sarty is definitely a dynamic character In the beginning of the story in the courtroom scene the reader is first introduced to the idea that Sarty is very proud of and in awe of his father This is shown when Sarty is thinking about his fathers enemy being his as well ourn mine and hisn both Hes my father These declarations are very clear and sharp with the meaning Sarty respects his father and is exceedingly proud to be his son and he will help defend him however necessary This includes lying to a judge in a court of law as seen in the next thought of Sarty He aims for me to lieAnd I will have to do hit Sarty is willing to put his own honesty on the line to help his father Abner Soon though after the trial is over Sarty begins to question his father and his foolish actions When the family is on the wagon leaving the town from which they had been banished Sarty says to himself Maybe hes done satisfied now now that he has He now begins to see that perhaps his father is not so perfect and just As the family arrives at the doors to their next home Sarty admires greatly the owners palatial living quarters The mere sight of such an enormous and wonderful place makes him think that it is impervious to the puny flames he Abner might contrive Sarty is very optimistic about their new situation and thinks of his father Maybe he will feel it too Maybe it will even change
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