Can you guys summarize the film Barn Burning by William Faulkner...?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: blueleopard567 | Category: Methodology of an analysis research paper

It is not a secret that many writers consider morality as one of the most significant issues in human society. They discuss morality in their short stories, novels and poems. William Faulkner is one of those writers who pay special attention to the traditional notions of right and wrong. In his short story Barn Burning, William Faulkner helps readers to understand the difference between loyalty to the law and loyalty to the family. The main character of the short story Barn Burning, a small boy of ten years old encounters the problem of choice between these two notions. He has to choose loyalty to the law due to his moral and ethical principles and to ignore his father’s instructions to help him in burning the barn. Sometimes loyalty to the family can become a great cost and a heavy burden for a person. That is why it is better to choose loyalty to the law that will give an opportunity to live honestly.

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    User1488617282 18 Jan 2017 08:50

    Everyone loves Cliffs Notes. http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-110,pageNum-22.html I majored in English and wrote many papers (and took a class) on Faulkner. I read this Commentary -- it s pretty good and won t steer you wrong!

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    User1488704370 18 Jan 2017 03:00

    . The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams Posted on February 24, 2009 by thereadingzone When 13-year old Kyra is told that she must marry her 60-year old uncle, because God has said so, she is horrified. Kyra, her three mothers, twenty siblings, and her father live in the Compound where the Prophet controls their lives through “visions” from God. Members of a polygamous group, they live in the desert 50 miles from the nearest town. In the past, the people were permitted to visit the town any time they wished. But since the new prophet has come into power, the group has become more and more sequestered from the rest of the world; Satan’s world. Violence and a distorted religious world view rule the world of the polygamists. Books have been banned and burned. Young adults who break the rules are severely punished and put on display as examples. Women have no rights, other than to marry the men chosen for them and bear children. For a long time, Kyra has been clandestinely sneaking off the compound, meeting the local bookmobile. Through the magic of the books that are banned on the Compound, she has entered new worlds and opened up her own. When she falls in love with a boy on the Compound, her world is turned upside-down. Which world is right? The one in her books or the one on the Compound? Can she marry her uncle to save her father and the rest of her family from ruin and punishment? When she makes her decision, the repercussions may be fatal. For Kyra, her family, and those who want to help her. This is a compelling, powerful, chilling, and unforgettable book. Carol Lynch Williams pulls you into Kyra’s world, as frightening and tragic as it is. The climax will have you turning the pages as fast as you can while at the same time wanting to throw the book across the room. Like a car wreck that you can’t turn away from, this book will enthrall you and horrify you at once. Kyra is a strong girl fighting against the tides of religion, faith, love, and hatred. Her strength of spirit is inspiring. This is a book that will inspire conversations. Some of them may be uncomfortable, but encourage them. This is a book that will make its readers think. Think about faith. About love. About truth. About life. I know this book will fly off the shelves. Its mix of romance, action, and even what some would call realistic horror (unfortunately), will grip students. Available in May, I can not recommend Carol Lynch Williams’ The Chosen One enough. If you can get your hands on an ARC, do it! This one is not to be missed. The only aspect of the book I was unhappy with was the ending. Why? Because it ended! I wanted to continue reading about Kyra and her resiliency. So Ms. Williams? Keep writing! Source(s): http://thereadingzone.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/the-chosen-one-by-carol-lynch-williams/ "Writing young adult fiction is a tricky endeavor, for the reader walks a fine line between juvenile and adult worlds. A successful book of this genre must tread ever so carefully on the line that separates interesting and evocative from inappropriate. It must provoke thought without being overly explicit. No easy feat when the subject matter is polygamy. The Chosen One serves as a fine example of handling such a difficult issue deftly. Kyra s story is not easily forgotten and offers up ancillary topics such as the importance of libraries, the subjugation of women and the dangers of extremist fundamentalism, to name just a few." --BJ Hegedus, BookBrowse.com Source(s): http://us.macmillan.com/thechosenone/CarolLynchWilliams .

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    goldenelephant368 17 Jan 2017 23:38

    External links. Intruder in the Dust at the Internet Movie Database; John Anderson page on William Faulkner; Laurel Longe's article Lucas Beauchamp, Joe Christmas.

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    User1489311069 18 Jan 2017 02:21

    william blake “The Tyger” by William Blake Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forest of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare sieze the fire? And what shoulder, and what art, Could twist the sinews of thy heart? And when thy heart began to beat, What dread hand? and what dread feet? What the hammer? and what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? What dread grasp Dare it s deadly terrors clasp? When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile, his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the forest of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? Literary Period: Romantic Period (1798-1832) The romantic period, the shortest literary period for England, began there a few years after the French Revolution. It was sparked primarily by the poems of Coleridge and Wordsworth, first published in 1798. Shakespeare and Milton inspired a great deal of Romantic poetry, as did the turn of the century and England’s reaction to it. This was in fact one of the most common subjects of this era’s poetry; the poets simultaneously lamented the loss of the previous century and speculated on the future. Background: William Blake lived a fairly unremarkable life, living in London for most of his life and never traveling. He was sent to one of London’s best drawing schools as a child and was apprenticed to an engraver at the age of 14. He made a living through most of his life on a combination of engraving and giving art lessons. Interestingly, Blake both illustrated and printed most of his writings. These writings were surprisingly creative, considering the eventfulness of Blake’s life. All of the scenery and events of his poem were contrived in his mind, making them all the more extraordinary. Analysis: “The Tyger” was published as a part of Blake’s Songs of Experience. Analysis of the poem has given said tiger many meanings. One of the most commonly mentioned “is that the tiger represents a strong revolutionary energy than can enlighten and transform society—a positive but dangerous force Blake believed was operation in the French Revolution” (The Language of Literature 620). This was especially believable when considering the Revolution’s prevalence as an inspiration for Romantic poetry. Another possibility is that the poem is primarily a theological discussion regarding the existence of or ability of man to comprehend God. The poem’s scheme of rhyming couplets is fairly simple (AABB CCDD, etc.) and quite catchy. Most of the lines contain seven syllables, alternating stressed and unstressed. There are, however, several eight-syllable lines, such as line 20: “Did he who made the Lamb make thee?” This extra syllable adds emphasis to the line. The rhyme scheme is also interrupted occasionally. One ironic example occurs in lines three and four with “eye” and “symmetry.” The tiger of the poem was considered an extremely wild beast during the time period, producing great fear. This is illustrated in the fire metaphor used throughout. Much of the poem questions who the maker of the tiger is, God or Satan. Fiery metaphors and allusions to fallen angels throwing down their spears at first suggest the latter. But the tiger is “burning bright” and illuminating the forest, suggesting otherwise. The courage of the creator is emphasized in the last line with the substitution of the word “dare” for “could.”