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Fire After reading Faulkners Barn Burning and Goethes The Holy Longing fire has a new meaning for me Faulkners character Abner is a farm hand who must work hard in order to take care of his large family Abner however does not have a farm of his own to work so he is forced to work the land of others Abner has a bad habit of burning down his bosss barns Some may think that he does it to get revenge or to show his boss that he is better than the work he is doing however I believe its a way out for Abner a way for Abner to keep in constant control of situation and a way for hmi to never have to settle down and make things right for himself and his family In Goethes poem he refers to fire as being a way out In the poem Goethe says Distance does not make you falter now arriving in magic flying and finally insane for the light you are th butterfly adn you are gone The light in the poem is the candle and the butterfly is extremely attracted to it It is a way out of the dark According to Goethe if we havent experienced this feeling we are only a troubled guest on the dark earth Until it was time for me to sit down and write this paper I had never considered fire to be a way out for me After some though I realized I have a fire burnign inside of me It is a fire that burns to keep me focused on my goal My goal is to graduate That fire inside of me is a way out a way out of my current lifestyle As long as it keeps burning I will someday not have to wodner how Im going to afford to pay my bills because the job I currently
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