As I Lay Dying

Addie in As I lay dying has rather unique roles in the novel

Describe what those roles are in terms of the structure of the novel.

How do the other character relate to them

and What is their position in the story

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Addie Bundren

One of the fifteen narrators. Mother of the family. Gravely ill at the start of the novel, she dies early on. She has always wanted to be buried among her birth family in Jefferson. Once a schoolteacher, she married Anse and gave birth to four children by him: Cash, Darl, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman. She also had a secret affair with Whitfield, resulting in the birth of Jewel. The transport of her body is the main event of the novel.