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Abner Snopes is the evil character in William Faulkners short story Barn Burning Abner deliberately builds fires to burn down barns owned by other property owners and we also learn that he destroys a rug throughout this story When accused of starting the fires Abner doesnt admit he did it and there is no evidence to say he did but what is odd is that he simply picks up and goes moves on to the next village Abners actions of the burning of the barns and ruining of the rug make him out to be antiheroic and the evil villain of the story These actions show us that he is a mean destructive person and is uncaring about other peoples property The portrayal of Abner being destructive is displayed through his actions his abusiveness is displayed through his speech towards others and the story uses some words to describe his character as being unrighteous The actions of Abner throughout the story clearly show that he is and can be very destructive In the first courtroom scene Abner is being accused of burning a barn down Mr Harris believes it was Abner due to his hog getting into his feed and him lending Abner some wire to pin the hog up but it was unused still Then before Mr Harris barn burned a strange Negro man came to pick up the hog and warned him Abner did not use the wire to patch up his pin for the hog shows that he did not care if his hog did get out and cause havoc to someone elses property Abner not going himself to pick up the hog also shows us that he did not care Then in the next part of the story the Snopes pack up and move to the next village The story shows that Abner purposely steps in a pile of manure instead of walking around it When Abner encounters
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