The Snopes family being post- Civil War farmers are instead rewritten as Javanese immigrants who had just moved into a new rubber plantation.
Two hours later, the servant drops off the rug that Snopes had soiled and instructs him to clean and return it. His primitiveness is portrayed through his inability to express himself intelligently; he uses cruel means such as burning barns to express his dissatisfaction with the socio-economic injustices.
It would be highly uncharacteristic of Faulkner to use a story set in the s to demonstrate conditions existing in the s.
Harris an ominous warning that wood and hay are combustible. The next day, the family arrives at its new home and begins unloading the wagon.
Now, how do we know the story is set in or thereabouts? The story also projects at least twenty years in the future, in the following moment: Later, twenty years later, he was to tell himself, "If I had told him they only wanted truth, justice, he would have hit me again.