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Barn Burning and AP are drastically different stories However the transformation of the main characters is surprisingly comparable The two young men feel pressure from their society to conform both struggle internally and eventually make a life-changing decision Sarty and Sammy in Barn Burning and AP are two extremely different characters yet their respective experiences convey a universal coming of age theme in which all humans must make the transformation from child to adult At the conclusion of Barn Burning Sarty faces a major dilemma go back to his family or just walk away The consequences of this decision are great For such a young boy choosing to leave his family must be overwhelming and frightening However Sarty knows that in order for him to actually live he must do this As he walks away into the woods he notices the cold but also that soon there would be the sun Surely symbolizing that the choice he has made was the right one and that Sarty will soon realize its full benefits Sammy in AP is another young man with a decision to make While not as consequential as Sartys it is nonetheless a transforming choice When Sammy makes his choice to quit the AP he is essentially saying he will no longer take the easy road in life He knew walking away from the store how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter The simple and unassuming decision to quit a menial job changes Sammys life He will now have harder selections to make but as people mature more difficulties are faced Sammy grows up a little with his choice Sarty and Sammy are two completely different people with two entirely different problems The conclusion each one makes in his life though proves they are not unlike at all At some point in everyones life heshe must make the transformation into adulthood Sarty and Sammy make this conversion while young
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