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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner is a story about a familys odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie Bundren their wife and mother Addie is a hidden character throughout most of the book We read and see the views of her family while they take her to get buried in Jefferson and gain different perspectives of this character upon which the story is based All we know about her in the beginning is that she is lying in her bed dying while people surround her in complete silence As we read on we find out the truth about this wicked being and her influences on every member of her family Addies death sheds a light on how the family lived during the years she was around and how they suddenly change now that one part of their lives has disappeared Each and every member of the Bundren family has problems from little Vardaman up to Anse the father These people take advantage of the fact that Addie is gone now and start daydreaming away at different objectives and things that they can do to improve their lives or solve their problems An important point Faulkner is trying to show us is that most of the characters actions revolve around the death of Addie We get a feel from the start that Addie is a strong person who is very opinionated Whatever she wants she gets She demands to be buried in Jefferson she wants a specially done coffin in which she wants to be buried and each member of the family reacts upon her requests That is the way we see it at the beginning We get a feeling she is a nice person a caring mother and a good wife who barely wants anything out of life than to be near her family A few requests that she makes will not hurt
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