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    Conflict Between Sarty and Abner in Faulkner's "Barn Burning"

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    In "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner, there is the obvious conflict between Sarty and Abner, but there is another conflict - an abstract conflict. What is it and how does this conflict get resolved?

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    I believe several "abstract conflicts" exist in "Barn Burning." You can explore either or all of these when you answer this question.

    First, consider the struggle Sarty faces when trying to decide whether to do right according to Abner or right according to the legal authorities. Reread the opening scene of the story. Why does Sarty hesitate ...

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