DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.05.006
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LIU Ke-dong, LIN Shi-rong

Abstract: Barn Burning (1939), one of William Faulkner's outstanding short stories, is not only about the struggles between different classes, but also depicts the boy's initiation into manhood after he sees his father's rash and irrational revenge activities. The boy protagonist's constant dilemma is between whether to protect his father's authority due to the old fierce blood tie or to disclose his father's quasi-criminal attempts according to his own standard of justice.Based on close reading of the text, this paper…

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