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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner – Review

As-I-Lay-Dying-by-William-FaulknerAs I Lay Dying is written by William Faulkner. He is an American Author and wrote this novel really unusual time at 4:00 Am. He completes this book only within six weeks. this one his fifth novel and considered best novel in a 20th century. 1930 is the publishing date of this saga. This one is preceded by The Sound and the Fury. The novel is followed by Sanctuary.

This is the story of a poor family. Addie Bundren is the main heroine of this tale. Here her death occurs and her family also die after living poverty life in the ruler. Her last desire she wants to buried in the graveyard of his ancestor. Her ancestor is from the Jefferson, Mississippi. Total 59 chapters and 15 really amazing characters make this saga really amazing.

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Addie lives with his husband and five children. Anse is the name of Addie’s husband and his elder daughter named is Dewey Dell. A great Storm comes Addie and his family moving with this storm. All family member hungry and thirsty. Jewel is the center boy of Addie when he grows up to leave his family behind alone and never ever come back. He really depressed after seeing his family condition.

As the book opens, Addie is alive, nevertheless in ill health. Addie and others expect her to die soon, and she sits near the window watching as her firstborn, Cash, builds her coffin. Anse, the husband of Addie, waits on the porch, on the other hand, their daughter, Dewey Dell, fans her mother in July heat. The night after the death of Addie, a heavy rainstorm sets in; rivers rise and wash out bridges the family will need to cross to get to Jefferson.

They all are reached in Jefferson after traveling in nine days. The peoples of this town see them all because their condition got the attention of town peoples easily.  Cash in all this journey lost his legs. His legs in not well they want to care but not here to care his legs. Dewey Dell condition is really bad. In this tale, she is second time pageant and aborts her child second time really killing condition. Darl is the son of Addie in no second. Anse One woman living in the town gives Anse shovels. He borrowed this just because of bury of Addie. He also wants more money for his family to live together then he takes from his daughter. Darl put his mother in the grave. After that, his father got wedded the woman of town who gives him spades.