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What is the main theme or message in 'Barn Burning'?

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Of course, any work of literature has a number of themes that can be identified, so clearly you need to widen the scope of your question to include a range of possible responses. One theme that is obviously evident in this story, primarily through the character of Abner Snopes, is that of rage and anger. Abner is a character who is so quick to take offence over any possible altercation with others, but particularly with those who are socially above him. This...

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