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AS I Lay Dying

William Faulkners use of interior monologue in as As I Lay Dying allows the reader to experience the story from more then one persons perspective. Through the thoughts of Darl Bundren the reader comes to understand what is going on within the family. On the other hand Anse Bundren allows the reader to get a different perspective on the family. The reader gets the perspective of an outsider through Cora Tulls narration. The make up of these characters as well as others allows the reader to see all sides of the story. Darl functions as an insider that is completely aware of the severity of what is going on. Darl explains that Anse treats his family as if the were born to serve him. The shirt across pas hump is faded lighter than the rest of it. There is no sweat stain on his shirt. He was sick once from working in the sun when he was twenty- two years old, and tells people if he ever sweats he will die. This explains that is shown towards him throughout his families monologues. Darl believes that his father should be taking care of his family instead of focusing on himself. And now I got to pay for it, me without a tooth in my head, hoping to get ahead enough so I could get my mouth fixed where I could eat Gods own victuals as a man should, and her hale and well as ere a woman in the land until that day.(p.37) Despite his wives death he is more concerned about getting his new teeth then taking care of his family. Not only does Darl resent his father for not taking care of his family but for neglecting Addie as well. Ma wanted to get the doctor, but pa didnt want to spend the money without it was needful (p.130) In many ways Darl blamed his father for his mothers death. Darl allows the reader to understand the interpersonal relationships within the Bundren family.On the other hand, Anse functions as an insider who is blind to his own actions but offers insight to the actions of others. Anse is upset by the fact that people...

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