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  • Addie's Husband Anse
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    William Faulkner explores the conflicting agendas within an abnormal and bizarre family in his novel As I Lay Dying. Told in stream-of-conscious fashion by fifteen different speakers, Faulkner depicts the Bundren family's quest to Jefferson to bury their dead matriarch, Addie. Against the threats of flood and fire, the novel explores the nature of grieving, community, and family. Every member of the family is to a degree responsible for what goes wrong on the road to Jefferson, but none more tha...
  • Marital Relationship Between Addie And Anse Bundren
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    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner consists of strange happenings throughout the story. One of the most awkward settings in the book is the relationship between husband and wife that occurred between Anse and Addie Bundren. What we see in the beginning is a wife on her deathbed and a caring husband who wants to make everything better for his wife by making her wishes come true. We soon realize this was just a masking technique Faulkner used to give us the wrong impression on how things were run....
  • Anse Bundren
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    Character Analysis of Anse Bundren Anse Bundren is an ugly old man. He is probably in his fifties or sixties. He is very ugly. He has terrible posture and a hump in his back. He looks like he never shaves in a scraggly way and his face is very wrinkled. It isn't tan because he never spends much time in the hot sun. He has no teeth which is probably his most distinguishing characteristic. He used to be a tall man but even when he was young, he was beginning to show the signs of a hump. Addie comm...
  • Eldest Of The Bundren Children
    414 words
    The next eldest of the Bundren children, Darl delivers the largest number of interior monologues in the novel. An extremely sensitive and articulate young man, he is grief stricken by the death of his mother and the plight of his family's burial journey. After he sets fire to the Gillespie barn in an attempt to incinerate his mother's corpse, his family commits him against his will to a mental institution in Jackson. The bastard child borne of Addie's affair with Whitfield, Jewel lives with the ...
  • Addie's Bitter Anger Toward Anse
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    Herr. Addie Revenge English 11 Herr. Domina Marlon Rhodes 5/22/98 Addie's Revenge In William Faulkner's novel "As I lay Dying' the reader learns about each character through the eyes of that person so to speak. Most of the important characters minds are revealed through the unique personalities and idiosyncrasies of the Bundren family, and those they encountered. One of the characters is Addie Bundren, the matriarch of the clan, and the person who's death this story moves upon. Although Addie is...
  • Cash And Jewel Bundren
    1,660 words
    What is As I lay dying? As I lay dying is a weird book. It is fifty-nine chapters long, and told from the perspectives of sixteen different speakers. One chapter is only one sentence long, but most are two to three pages. The sixteen characters all narrate differently. Some, especially those in the same family, are fairly similar, but some are completely unique. The characters are named things like "Dewey Dell Bundren,' "Vardaman Bundren,' and "Lafe. ' Some of the book is apparently intended to ...
  • Anse Bundren
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    Few novels delve into the depths of the human psyche as effectively as William Faulkner's eccentric novel, As I Lay Dying. Written in a stream-of-consciousness style and narrated by fifteen different characters, As I Lay Dying not only reflects the religious and moral values of a family torn by the death of its matriarch, but it sprouts forth each and every characters innermost thoughts and feelings, suspended in a timeless setting where past, present, and future fuse together to create a journe...
  • Thoughts Of Darl Bundren The Reader
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    William Faulkner's use of interior monologue in as As I Lay Dying allows the reader to experience the story from more then one persons perspective. Through the thoughts of Darl Bundren the reader comes to understand what is going on within the family. On the other hand Anse Bundren allows the reader to get a different perspective on the family. The reader gets the perspective of an outsider through Cora Tull's narration. The make up of these characters as well as others allows the reader to see ...

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