“Barn Burning”, a short story from Faulkner is based on Sarty Snopes and his father Abner Snopes legacy.
Sarty was considered to appear as witness against his father barn burn action however it was logical that he would save his father by lying and saying that his father is not responsible to burn the barn.
He succeeds but the judge only reduces the fine to 10 bushels of corn.
Once again, he feels wronged and plans to burn the barn of the Major de Spain.
Later, he was order by de Spain to leave the house.
While leaving the house, he wipes the dung stick to his boots on the front steps of the mansion.
Unfortunately, Sarty’s first impression of truth, justice and culture washed away when his father intentionally stepped into fresh horse poop and walked down towards the mansion.
He (Abner) was told by the butlers at front of the mansion to clean his feet before entering into the mansion.
Abner takes Sarty with him and go to see and talk Major de Spain.
By looking at the white mansion, Sarty’s first impression was that this place will help his father to avoid upsetting people of this massive size white mansion.