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Unformatted text preview: As I Lay Dying William Faulkner 17:02 Published in 1930 59 chapters of different personas/narratives every chapter attached to a particular person Some themes: What it means to be human What it means to love What it means to have family appreciate them Bundrens: poor family Anse very cheap and selfish. He doesnt work, drives his kids to work Book takes places in Yoknapatawpha County Fictional region: ironically overlaps with Faulkners hometown of Lafayette Key characters: Bundren Family o Anse and Addie: parents o Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, Vardaman N eighbors o Vernon and Cora Tull o Daughters Kate and Eula Doctor Peabody/ Pastor Whitfield Other folks who help o Samson, Armstid Town pharmacists o Moseley, MacGowan An important distinction: Point of view (who is seeing?) o Perceptual : literally seeing from someones physical perspective If you were standing where they were, you would see the same view Example: page 3: Jewel and I come up hat a full head above my own...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course IAH 207 taught by Professor Johns during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08
- As I Lay Dying