Posted at 10.28.2018
There comes a time in everyone's life that will require him or her to "grow up. " This process is sometimes called "coming of age" because it is characterized as a person transitioning into the adult stage of life. This development sometimes occurs effortlessly as one ages; however, it might also happen because of occurrence that causes the kid to expand up too fast. Needing to mature too fast occurred a great deal during and after the success of the North in the Civil Warfare. Young men, both Caucasian and African-American, encountered many troubles following the Civil Battle because their way of life changed significantly from what they were familiar with. The success of the North freed the slaves creating uproar in the lives of many. After the warfare teenagers who either widely or forcefully joined the war experienced to choose what role to experience in world. The war educated them to get rid of and fend for themselves, nevertheless they were still at an time where they could be carefree teenagers. They were pressured into adulthood without completely being an adult.
William Faulkner and Richard Wright are two authors that chose to are the theme of "coming of age" in their testimonies. Faulkner composed "Barn Burning, " a tale of any Caucasian guy growing up and noticing right from wrong. Wright had written "Almos' a Man, " which is about an African-American young man who attempts to grow up too fast. Both reviews represent coming old, but both show it in a different way. By describing "Barn Burning up" and "Almos' a guy, " and relating that they are the same, but at exactly the same time different, one will dsicover how Faulkner and Wright applied "coming old" to these reports.
"Barn Using up" by William Faulkner begins with Sarty Snopes, an adolescent boy, in court, hoping he will not need to testify in the arson circumstance against his dad. Sarty knows his daddy is guilty; however, Sarty will not testify against his father. Throughout the history, one sees many times that Sarty hasn't yet segregated himself from his daddy. That is shown by Sarty doing everything his father asks of him. Sarty's family steps around a great deal because of the father's behavior to burn up something down if something does not go his way. The past time Sarty goes with his family marks the major turning point in the storyplot because Sarty instructs his father to provide the de Spains, a family that the Snopes' are working for, a caution before he uses up something of theirs. This is the first-time Sarty talks against his dad and acts on his emotions. In the storyline, Sarty knows the whole time that his father's actions are incorrect, but it is not until this point that Sarty finally decides to do something for himself and not go with his family, and therefore not being a part of his father's wicked actions. Sarty comes of age because he finally thinks for himself. He knows that if he continues to be, he'll only be subjected into more things he needs no part of. Sarty begins his adulthood when he starts to understand that his father's activities are incorrect and he desires to do the right thing. Sarty's frame of mind changes when he changes from being dedicated to his family, to knowing the difference between right and incorrect and doing something about it (Faulkner 1955).
In the storyline "Almos' A Man" by Richard Wright Dave, the primary character, believes running a gun allows him to be looked at as a man, but instead it does the complete opposite. Even though everyone feels of and treats Dave as a son, he continues to trust he should be cured as a man. He considers that creating a weapon will solve this problem. Dave seems he must show himself because he knows everyone thinks of him as a son, and this causes him to want a gun. After Dave persuades his mother and gets a gun, his immaturity stands out. Due to Dave's false sense of electricity, he shoots the weapon with his eyes closed no knowledge of how to utilize it. The bullet kills the mule and Dave's feeling of maturity temporarily ends when he does not want to handle the consequences and take responsibility for killing the mule. Rather than admitting from what occurred, he creates a tale as a kid does. Even after admitting he unintentionally wiped out the mule Dave strongly feels that he should be treated as a man and chooses that developing a weapon will earn him the admiration. When Dave is asked to retrieve the gun from where he hid it and sell it back again, Dave instead gets the firearm and angrily shoots it pretending he is shooting it in front of the ones who think he is still only a boy. Dave continues to shoot the firearm, until he hears a teach. Dave decides he will persuade everyone he is a guy; therefore, he goes to the coach and jumps on it to hightail it. This shows Dave's immaturity, but it addittionally shows he has considered the gumption to become man by needing to fend for himself. This story pertains to many young parents' craving to become a grown-up and behave over the age of how old they are (Wright 2067).
There are not many similarities between the situations of Sarty of "Barn Burning up" and Dave of "Almos' a Man. " However, the key similarity they may have is they are both based mostly upon their family. Sarty works with his daddy and does whatever he asks, and Dave works because his family requires him to work. Both of the families believe Sarty and Dave should do what is told of them because they're still seen as children. However, as the tales improvement it becomes progressively more apparent they are needs to think for themselves and not have their own families think for them. Both Sarty and Dave view working away from everything they are being used to as the only way become dependent after themselves and do what they think is right. However, even though they both try to escape from their families, the reasons for doing so are completely different.
The circumstances of Sarty and Dave are usually more unlike than these are alike. The chief difference between them is their competition. Sarty is Caucasian and Dave is African-American. Their racial variations are important due to time period which they can be in. Since Sarty is white he and his family are free to do and go as they please, but Dave being dark-colored restrictions what he and his family can do because they're still seen as workers over a plantation and their activities are limited. If Dave's dad was to burn barns as Sarty's father does, the folks of that time would not give Dave's dad a struggling chance, he would most likely be killed. Yet, Sarty's dad is able to defend himself. Sarty is even asked to testify in his father's case; Dave, however, probably would not have been asked because of his contest. Another difference between these two boys is the reasons why they try to escape of their family. Sarty decides to separate himself from his family because of the evils of his father. If Sarty would have stayed with them he'd have to keep doing the things his daddy asks whatever he wished to do. Sarty understood that the only way to better himself was to not go with his family, which is what he does. Dave operating away was for an entirely different reason. Dave's reason might be viewed to be selfish because he does not want to take duties for his activities. He feels that abandoning his family will lead to him finally becoming the person he longs to be. The situations of Sarty and Dave are more unique of they are simply similar.
After the experiences of "Barn Burning up" and "Almos' a Man" are over, it's very easy for someone to ponder exactly what will happen to the Sarty and Dave. You can feel that Sarty will go on to discover a job of some kind. Sarty will probably not see his family again because they'll most certainly keep moving from destination to place for their father. Sarty will ideally find a partner and with her have children that he can provide a better child years than he previously. One may perhaps feel that Sarty will be able to live perfectly by himself. Dave will presumably find some type of job to manage. Since Dave will have to count on himself to live a life, one might feel that Dave will lose his immaturity and finally turn into a man. One likelihood for Dave's life is that he goes back to his family after many years of him making an personality for himself. You will find multiple possibilities for what will become of Sarty and Dave following the reviews end.
Everyone must enter the level of adulthood eventually; nonetheless it depends on the person to decide when that will take place. Two males, Sarty from "Barn Using up" compiled by William Faulkner and Dave from "Almos' a guy" compiled by Richard Wright, progress their life into this adult level by coming of age. By exploring what it means to "come old" one will better understand these two testimonies. If one has learned little or nothing of what "coming old" means she or he will not fully comprehend the particular authors are trying to relate with the reader. This is because both Sarty and Dave try to escape because they're growing up and becoming people; they do not forego everything they know for nothing. However, if one understands nothing at all about "coming of age" he or she might think this is so. The experiences of "Barn Burning" and "Almos' a Man" both symbolize the life modifying step of "coming old, " though different in the manner they show it, both are prepared to give up the life they are used to for the sake of becoming men.