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(PARA. 1) and ?The boy said nothing. Enemy! Enemy! he thought; for a moment he could not even see, could not see that the Justice?s face was kindly.? (PARA. 10). The story?s emotional turns are clearly defined by Sarty?s thoughts and Ab?s actions. Sarty?s dilemma and Ab?s frustrations continually grab the reader, serving up a series of emotionally laden dilemmas: Given the circumstances of the story, is Ab?s barn burning justified? Should Sarty tell the landlord that Ab was responsible for burning down the barn? Is the outdated sociological ?Blaming the Victim? theory valid? Is the lose-win arrangement between sharecropper and landowner a morally acceptable one? Burning a barn or any act of economic despair in the form of vandalism is definitely not condoned. However the strange

thing is the all of these questions need not to be asked, if economic injustice was not prevalent