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Most authors have certain styles that result in bringing across certain ideas In As I Lay Dying William Faulkner uses a subtle and discreet narrative manner to bring forth important pieces of information that adds to the story and important themes In one of the chapters narrated by Darl this is shown very well In this chapter Darl uses a flashback to let us get a more in-depth look at the Bundren family to let us see why it is so dysfunctional In this chapter we learn more about the relationships within the family and more about Addie about whom we previously have not learned much We see how keen Darls sense of intuition is and we learn an important family secret Darl is often used as an objective speaker although he is indeed involved with the situation he is speaking about In this chapter he recalls Jewels purchase of his horse This is a strong clue that Jewel is not Anses son since Anse is extremely lazy and would never work as hard as Jewel did for a horse We also see the tension between Anse and Jewel We see the lack of respect Jewel has for Anse It is rather ironic when Anse says Hes just lazy trying me p 129 Since Jewel has been working really hard and it is Anse who is lazy Furthering on Jewel and Anses relationship I feel that it is fairly evident that Jewel knows that Anse is not his father This is illustrated in the following section on page 136 Jewel looked at Pa his eyes paler than ever He wont never eat a mouthful of yours he said Not a mouthful Ill kill him first Dont you never think it Dont you never The antagonism Jewel holds toward Anse is enormous and this scene intensifies it showing that Jewel knows the truth or at least has a fair idea We also see
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