Mr. Harris is a fellow farmer and a neighbor of the Snopes family at the beginning of the story, who takes Abner to trial for burning his barn, after Mr. Harris complained about Abner’s hog constantly getting into his own pen. While he initially asks the judge to make Sarty testify against his own father, he ultimately gives up and retracts his wish.
Mr. Harris Quotes in Barn Burning
The Barn Burning quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Harris or refer to Mr. Harris. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Barn Burning published in 1995.).
Barn Burning Quotes
He could not see the table where the Justice sat and before which his father and his father’s enemy (our enemy he thought in that despair, ourn! mine and him both! He’s my father!) stood.
Related Characters: Colonel Sartoris “Sarty” Snopes (speaker), Abner Snopes, Mr. Harris, The Justice (I)
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Mr. Harris Character Timeline in Barn Burning
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Harris appears in Barn Burning. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.