As I Lay Dying: Novel for Students.

The man could not even wait a day after burying his wife to get a new one.
One of the major underlying themes in As I Lay Dying would be about the shortness of existence and the identity that goes along with it.

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“Creation and Rebellion in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.” Student Pulse.
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An overview of "As I Lay Dying" and "The Sound and ..

Few writers, even among modernists, experimented with such a range of methods and styles as William Faulkner. He continually tested new novelistic forms. The Sound and the Fury (1929) has four sequential narrators. As I Lay Dying (1930) raises the number to 15, presented not in sequence but as a series of 59 alternating fragments. The Wild Palms (1939) follows two distinct narratives alternating chapter by chapter. In terms of genre, too, Faulkner was eclectic: As I Lay Dying is a short aesthetic tour-de-force; Sanctuary (1931), a hardboiled thriller, pitched to the marketplace. Go Down, Moses (1942), something between a short story collection and a novel; Mosquitoes (1927) and Pylon (1935), satiric portrayals of New Orleans subcultures (literati and show aviators, respectively), The Reivers (1962), a light comic novel.

A Review of As I Lay Dying by William …

Their lives always seem to have one piece of bad news followed by another in a never ending cycle.
William Faulkner’s novel, As I Lay Dying, is a fantastically written piece of fiction about a family who keeps getting the short end of the stick, so to speak.

“Literary Analysis Conflict of the Feminine in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.” Humanities 360.
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Faulkner was clearly trying to demonstrate that nothing is permanent.
As I Lay Dying is also a novel about looking at the world through different perspectives.

Feminist Perspective of Addie Bundren of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

Told through fifteen different perspectives, As I Lay Dying is a traumatic tale of the Bundren family’s odyssey to bury their wife and mother, Addie, in her hometown.

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Faulkner also expands Addie's distrust of words in several other characters' sections. In, Deborah Clarke points out that the novel "frequently documents the characters' reluctance to employ verbal discourse. Darl and Dewey Dell communicate without words; Addie realizes that 'words are not good'; Vardaman finds he 'couldn't say it' when he understands that his mother is about to be placed in coffin; Whitfield 'frames' rather than speaks his confession" (36- 7). Although Darl's nineteen monologue sections account for roughly one third of the novel, other narrators often describe Darl as hardly speaking. Cora describes him at Addie's bedside: "'What you want, Darl?' Dewey Dell said, not stopping the fan, speaking up quick, keeping even him from her. He didn't answer. He just stood and looked at his dying mother, his heart too full for words" (25). Tull also says "He is looking at me. He dont say nothing; just looking at me with them queer eyes of hisn that makes folks talk" (125). In the case of Vardaman, his incoherent language is impotent to represent meaning. Bleikasten finds in Vardaman's monologues

Faulkner's Style in As I Lay Dying - Bachelorandmaster

It's not even past.” ― William Faulkner In William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, characterization, specifically through the multitude of narrators, transforms an otherwise pedestrian plot into a complex pilgrimage to the truth.

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A Review of As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Only alive for a couple of chapters
Center of the story
The whole basis for the family’s odyssey was that Addie’s dying wish was to be buried near her blood relatives, not her immediate family.