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Unformatted text preview: The section that is narrated by Moseley is given as an ultimate contrast to the later section narrated by the Jefferson druggist, MacGowan. Each druggist functions as a comment upon the other. This section also plays an important function in that it gives the reader the outside view that is again needed. For too long we have remained with the Bundren family. Suddenly, it is made clear to us that Addie is just a dead rotting body that is now eight days old in a hot Mississippi July sun. Through the indignant responses of the Mottson sheriff and the druggist, we gain an impartial view of the Bundrens, which helps us to prepare for Darl's reaction in the forthcoming sections. And finally, that the Bundrens are buying concrete so as to repair Cash's leg reminds us of the incompetence of the entire Bundren family, and our opinion is confirmed by the sheriff's horror at the idea of the...
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- Fall '08