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Indo China Drive, Northgate Cyberzone Filinvest Corporate, Alabang Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila BOOK ANALYSIS AS I LAY DYING In Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for Senior High School Submitted by: ERIKA O. AGARAN Submitted to: MS. FLOR ANGELIE i. Introduction Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks while working nights at a power plant. It was his seventh novel, p
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       Indo China Drive, Northgate Cyberzone Filinvest Corporate, Alabang Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila BOOK ANALYSIS  AS I LAY DYING In Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for Senior High School Submitted by: ERIKA O. AGARAN Submitted to: MS. FLOR ANGELIE   i. Introduction Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks while working nights at a power plant. It was his seventh novel, published in 1930 when he was 33 (he died in 1962, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949). It was recently filmed by James Franco. Set in his usual mythical Yoknapatawpha County, based on his own Mississippi habitat, it's a novel that Faulkner himself described immodestly but justifiably as a tour de force . It tells the story of the Bundren family's difficult quest to carry the body of matriarch Addie to her people's home cemetery at Jefferson, some 30 miles north of the Bundren farm. Neighbours think this is a crazy scheme, but 'Pa' Anse insists he'd promised his wife that her dying wish would be fulfilled. The coffin, made by Addie's eldest son Cash, is carried on a wagon drawn by mules, but the journey is beset by disasters: the mules drown when the family attempt to cross the swollen river, Cash breaks the leg he'd broken once before, and other mishaps keep occurring. The plot has numerous twists and revelations, such as the illegitimacy of the third son, Jewel, and his biological father's slightly hypocritical tussle with 'Satan' in trying to salve his conscience when he hears Addie is dying; the behaviour of the second son, Darl, who narrates many of the novel's opening sections, becomes increasingly erratic, and after a particularly destructive act he's callously committed to an asylum by the rest of the family. The other major storyline involves the fact that Dewey Dell, at 17 the second-youngest of the Bundren children, has fallen pregnant; in naively trying to get an abortion from a pharmacy she's tricked by the assistant there into having sex with him. Her selfish father takes the money her lover had given her and uses it to buy some false teeth. Once arrived at Jefferson, with the corpse of Addie by this time smelling so bad the people they pass are repelled and horrified, and ominous buzzards circle overhead, Anse buries Addie and disappears overnight, presenting to his children next day his new wife: the woman from whom he'd borrowed a shovel to dig the grave.  ii. Summary William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying takes place in Yoknapatawpha county where he often sets his stories. It features the Bundren family, which contains seven members. The matriarch, Addie, opens the book on her deathbed. Her oldest son Cash is outside her window building her coffin. Her husband Anse wants their next two eldest sons, Darl and Jewel, to take the wagon to town to trade what seems to be a load of logs for three dollars. Jewel, the favorite, doesn't seem to mind leaving his dying mother, but Darl is upset that he likely will not be home when his mother passes away. The only daughter Dewey Dell is taking care of Addie, constantly fanning her from the heat. The youngest son, Vardaman, wanders in and out.    As Cash finishes the coffin, Addie does pass away while her two sons are not around to say goodbye. The next concern is that Addie's last request was to be buried in Jefferson by her family members, but they cannot leave for Jefferson until the wagon returns. Unfortunately, a storm then comes through causing the river to rise and the bridge to be unstable. After the boys return and they hold a short service, the family sets out for Jefferson. Although people try to offer them food and shelter along the way,  Anse doesn't like accepting handouts, so he often refuses. When they come to the bridge, they eventually decide to let Anse, Dewey Dell, and Vardaman, holding the hand of Tull, a friend of theirs, walk across it while Cash, Darl, and Jewel will drive the wagon through the river. Even though they try to cross at a shallow spot, they have trouble, and the mules drown. Cash is kicked by the horse and breaks a leg. However, Jewel is able to rescue his mother's coffin along with all of Cash's tools. They allow Cash to ride atop the coffin, which emits a foul odor, until they are able to buy cement to set his broken leg. While in town buying cement, Dewey Dell tries to find a doctor who will help perform an abortion on her, but the men she encounters are not helpful.  After walking with the cement, Cash's foot turns black, so the family attempts to break it off only to find it has stuck to Cash's skin; therefore, Cash rides atop the coffin again

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