As I Lay Dying Epilogue
As I lay Perishing Epilogue Summary
Andre 1 Hannah Andre Mrs. Rollings Formality 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 rests on the cool pavement tired thinking to himself with a laugh scrolled across his face. And I’m the crazy one they say. Hahahahahahahaha. They are the loons that need to be locked up in this sanitarium. Vardaman’s mother is a fish. Jewel’s mom is a horse. I have not a mother. Addie Bundren is was. Now in a coffin. Remained in a bed.
The nurse hesitantly opens the little room and sets a blue plastic tray on the flooring. She excitedly locks the chamber and repeats the procedure as she strolls down the hall. Darl presses the tired tray across the flooring. He does not feel hungry tonight. White wall. White wall is now. Silent white wall is was. Now shouting, closing in, suffocating, Darl believes. “I kept. I kept is now. Dewey Dell told my secret. Told is was. Yesyesyes. Jewel’s mother 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 doctor in addition to a number of nurses for the third time today. The nurses get Darl and slide him into a straightjacket. They have 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 mother is a horse. Care now not, no. No care is was. Was is no care. Hahahahahahahaha. Addie Bundren is dead! Dewey Dell got tablets in the area. Hahahahahahaha”, Darl chuckles. The doctor and nurses are fed up with Darl. The physician sends out the nurses out and a man of about forty enters the congested cell.
The man whispers into his colleague’s ear and after that slowly exits the space. The guy returns about 5 minutes later on with a syringe, needle and a glass bottle filled with a yellow tinted liquid. Darl sees as the male measures the liquid. Yesyesyes. Hahaha. The physician moves slowly towards Darl and injects the deadly liquid into Darl’s shaven head. He and his associate watch as Darl’s eyelids flutter and as his body goes limp. The physician hires a nurse. “Fetch me a bag. Will you, eh? “