As I Lay Dying Study Guide & Essays
As I Lay Dying was published in 1930, immediately following the work that many consider to be Faulkner's masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury. The Sound and the Fury is widely considered to be among the greatest of the modernist novels, and is hailed as a masterpiece of 20th century literature.
As I Lay Dying study guide contains a biography of William Faulkner, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
- As I Lay Dying Summary
- About As I Lay Dying
- Character List
- Major Themes
- Summary and Analysis of Section 1
- Summary and Analysis of Section 2
- Summary and Analysis of Section 3
- Summary and Analysis of Section 4
- The Anomaly of Moseley
- The Relativism of Reality in Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
- Shifting Sanity in As I Lay Dying
- From Fish to Horses, What is Love?: The Bundrens' Definitive and Unusual Answer
- Subjectivitiy in As I Lay Dying
(in Section 34) I want to choose the example "River"
it imply poverty and tragedy of their life....??????
the following is summary of the section
Darl and Cash bring the wagon to the water’s edge. Jewel is still on his horse. Tull, Anse, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman have already crossed to the other side.
Cash proposes several ideas re: crossing the river. Jewel turns all of them down and insists that they just get this over with already, sans clear thinking and logical plans. On his horse, he crosses the river and pulls Cash, Darl, and the wagon behind him with a rope.
Jewel and his horse head into the river, guiding Cash, Darl, and the team with a rope. (Darl is inside the wagon, while Cash is outside guiding the team.)