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If stories were ranked because of their fascinating point of view then Barn Burning would have to be in the top ten In this story the point of view is used in some unique ways the narrator manipulates the point of view in the boys language his experiences and he stretches the point of view in order to make the character seem real The language is related to the point of view by giving us insight of the boys thoughts and his feelings We are given an intimate look throughout the story at what the boy is thinking and the overwhelming feelings he is having in the following passage the reader is given a look into his thoughts about his fathers actions Maybe hes done satisfied now now that he has 394 the boy doesnt want to admit what his father does The narrator has painted us a vivid picture of the denial the boy is suffering He goes on to explain the boys point of view when he sees the home of Major De Spain the reader is put in the boys shoes and we can image a little boy staring wide-eyed at this huge home of the likes he has probably never seen He feels a surge of peace and joy because after suffering in the dumpy houses his family has lived in all his life any one that lives in such a heavenly place must be impervious to the wraith of his father The reader can remember that as children if we felt such a strong burst of peace and joy everyone else must feel it too just as the narrator expresses with the following passage Maybe he will feel it too Maybe it will even change him now from what maybe he couldnt help but be 495 The boy also day dreams about his father becoming a honest man Maybe it will all add up and balance and vanish corn rug
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