As I Lay Dying Epilogue
As I lay Perishing Epilogue Summary
Andre 1 Hannah Andre Mrs. Rollings Honors English 10 Duration 3 13 May 2011 Darl’s Epilogue Darl chases after the patterns on the white wall with his numb fingertips. He is alone. He shivers as he pushes the cool pavement tired thinking to himself with a laugh scrolled throughout his face. And I’m the crazy one they say. Hahahahahahahaha. They are the crazies that ought to be locked up in this sanitarium. Vardaman’s mother is a fish. Gem’s mom is a horse. I have not a mother. Addie Bundren is was. Now in a casket. Remained in a bed.
The nurse reluctantly unlocks the little room and sets a blue plastic tray on the floor. She excitedly locks the chamber and repeats the procedure as she strolls down the hall. Darl pushes the worn-out tray across the flooring. He does not feel hungry tonight. White wall. White wall is now. Quiet white wall is was. Now shouting, closing in, suffocating, Darl believes. “I kept. I kept is now. Dewey Dell told my trick. Told is was. Yesyesyes. Jewel’s mom is a horse. Dewey Dell will go to Hell”, Darl screams as he strongly scratches the walls, tears rolling down his hot cheeks.
In comes the medical professional along with a number of nurses for the 3rd time today. The nurses get Darl and move him into a straightjacket. They have actually had enough of Darl and Andre 2 are prepared for their shifts to be over for the day. “Vardaman’s mom is a fish. I am a turtle. Jewel’s mom is a horse. Care now not, no. No care is was. Was is no care. Hahahahahahahaha. Addie Bundren is dead! Dewey Dell got pills in the area. Hahahahahahaha”, Darl chuckles. The doctor and nurses are fed up with Darl. The doctor sends out the nurses out and a male of about forty enters the crowded cell.
The man whispers into his colleague’s ear and then gradually exits the space. The man returns about 5 minutes later on with a syringe, needle and a glass bottle filled with a yellow tinted liquid. Darl views as the male determines the liquid. Yesyesyes. Hahaha. The medical professional moves slowly towards Darl and injects the deadly liquid into Darl’s shaven head. He and his colleague watch as Darl’s eyelids flutter and as his body goes limp. The physician hires a nurse. “Bring me a bag. Will you, eh? “