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As I Lay Dying William Faulkner was one of the greatest Southern writers of the twentieth century and all his novels are written about the South especially As I Lay Dying In all of As I Lay Dying Faulkner turned to extreme uses of the first-person narration it is as if he saw the need to purge his work of his undeveloped omniscient instincts by eliminating his own voice entirelyBryfonski 9199 This novel is about a family composed of a husband and five children traveling to Jefferson Mississippi to bury their wife and mother Addie beside her father William Faulkners As I Lay Dying is the story of the death and eventual burial of Addie Bundren matriarch of the poor farming Southern Bundren family and of the meaning of her death and burial journey to that familyWadlington fronticepiece In As I Lay Dying a journey to Jefferson Mississippi takes place Addie Bundren told her family that when she dies she would like to be buried next to her father in Jefferson Mississippi So when Addie dies her husband Anse and her five children Cash Darl Jewel Dewey Dell and Vardaman take this adventurous journey to Jefferson The Bundren Family deals with many obstacles on their journey They have to travel in the rain with a deadly odor of Zentmyer 2 their wife and mothers decomposing body They have to find other ways of crossing rivers because the bridge collapsed The Bundren family also has to deal with Dewey Dell the sixteen year old unmarried pregnant sister and daughter who is trying to find a way to have an abortion and the feelings and temperaments of each other a In As I Lay Dying William Faulkner reveals Addies influence on Cash Darl and Jewel William Faulkner reveals Addies influence on Cash Cash is a do-er Addie says when Cash was born she knew that living was terrible and that Cash being a do-er was
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