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As I Lay Dying – Sisk

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As I Lay Dying– Sisk

Riches is absolutely nothing in the face of the Lord, for He can see into the heart.
Cora
One lick less– if there is a God
Jewel
Sometimes I despair in human nature for a time
Cora
The first time me and Lafe badgered down the row.
Dewey Dell
You clean up that fish.
Anse
So I might get my mouth fixed.
Anse
I am not religious.
Anse
And I knew that if it had actually finally occurred to Anse himself that he required one, it was already far too late.
Peobody
Death is a function of the mind. It disappears than a single tenant or household moving out of a tenement or a town.
Peobody
Now I can get them teeth.
Anse
The 2 flames glare up for a constant immediate. Then they go out as though somebody had actually leaned down and blown upon them.
Darl
Gem, I say
Darl
He kilt her. He kilt her.
Vardaman
My mom is a fish
Vardaman
Cooked and et. Cooked and et.
Vardaman
He might do so much for me if he simply would.
Dewey Dell
What you got in you aint nothing to what I got in me.
Dewey Dell
It was not her. I believed it was her, but it was not.
Vardaman
The only concern Anse Bundren’s ever had is himself.
Vernon Tull
I do not know if I am or not. Therefore if I am not emptied yet, I am is.
Darl
Very first kid
carpenter
enjoy his mom
mother does not like him
Wants to go to Jefferson to get a record player
Wished to reveal of his craftsmanship on the casket
Cash
Second son
crazy
hates Jewel
understands things
Wished to eliminate Addie
Darl
Third son
foul mouthed
favorite of the mom
daddy is Rev. Whitfield
Wants to go to Jefferson to bury his mom
Gem
Only child
pregnant
selfish
Wish to go to Jefferson to have an abortion.
Dewey Dell
retarded
wants to go to Jefferson to eat bananas and see a train
Vardaman
Wants to go to Jefferson to get teeth
A horse and a bird
Like Pluto the god of hell
Anse
Married Anse because she abused by her daddy
A fish and a horse
Addie
neighbor who has mules
Vernon Tull
religious lady who understand about God
Cora
medical professional
Peabody
I made it on the bevel.
Money
She came from there and she desires vengeance.
Why does Addie want to be buried in Jefferson?
I seem like a damp seed wild in the hot blind earth
Dewey Dell
I can not enjoy my mom because I have no mom. Gem’s mother is a horse.
Darl
Why is Addie a horse?
She beats on Jewel like Jewel beats on his horse.
Why is Anse a bird?
He looks like a bird.
Why is Anse a steed?
He is difficult and worn out
It will not stabilize
Cash
In a number of days now it’ll be smelling.
Money
I am the picked of the Lord.
Anse
It wont be however one night and they’ll keep it in the barn.
Samson
prematurely prematurely too soon
Dewey Dell (sensations after her mother died)
New Hope three miles
Dewey Dell
I think in God, God. I think in God.
Dewey Dell (description of her dream/pass by New Hope)
My mule aint going into that water
Tull
Ma aint that ill
Jewel
Why does Vardaman drill 2 holes in Addie’s casket
to assist her breathe
I must reach the 50,000 dollar mark of dead accounts on my books before I can stop.
Peobody
Who understood that when I framed the words of my confession it was to Anse I spoke them.
Whitfield
I would hate my father for having actually ever planted me.
Addie
Why aint you cut your hair?
Addie
Durn if there aint something about a durn fellow like Anse that seems to make a man have to assist him even when he knows he’ll be wishing to kick himself next minute.
Armstid (Anse’s next-door neighbor) speaking about Anse
Sometimes I aint so sho who’s got ere a right to say when a guy is crazy and when he aint.
Cash
Word resembled the others, just a shape to fill a lack.
Addie
Individuals to whom sin is simply a matter of words, to them salvation is simply words, too.
Addie
Words are meaningless.
Addie
When the Lord desires something to move, he makes it horizontal, like a road or horse; when he wants it to stay put, He makes it vertical like a tree or a male.
Anse
I simply can’t seem to get no heart into anything.
Anse
How does Anse get a team of mules?
mortgaged away Gem’s horse, his grower and seeder
Who does Money blame for Darl’s mental breakdown?
Gem
Whose is the real physician who declined to offer Dewey Dell an abortion?
Moseley
Who is the pharmasist who takes Dewey Dell downstairs?
MacGowan
Who likes Darl?
Eula
But the everlasting and the everlasting redemption and grace is not upon her.
Cora about Addie
Who is Addie’s cross and salvation?
Jewel– compares to The Scarlet Letter and pearl
Why does Darl set the barn on fire at the Gillespie’s?
To end the journey to Jefferson with his mother’s body decaying
Why do the kids walk 15 feet apart on the journey?
recommends a lack of closeness among relative; they end with Gem in front (the pecking order of the children)
They sound as though they were speaking out of the air about your head.
Darl– a recommendation to Faulkner’s stream-of-consciousness technique (storyteller’s speech and thoughts transcribed)
Provide examples of the southern gothic novel.
Fat physician
holes drillled in the head
creepy home on top of a hill
Rape of Dewey Dell
Compare the unique to folklore.
TItle from Odysseus
Addie is passing away in hell like Persephone.
Gem is like Dionysius– cursing
Anse resembles Pluto, the god of hades
Dewey Dell resembles Demeter, the goddess of fertility
Cash is like the god of blacksmithing, Hephaestus.
How does the novel compare to Cain and Abel?
the entire family sacrifices Darl and sends him to the psychological organization
How is the unique a trip de force?
It includes whatever consisting of grotesque humor, allusions to folklore, The Scarlet Letter, etc.
. List 5 themes of the novel.
hypocritical Christians
city vs. country
isolation
journey
family
words vs actions
love vs hate
How does the unique compare to Huck Finn?
journey down a river/journey to Jefferson
What does the Bundren household represent?
life in hell
What is the setting?
1920’s in Mississippi
Why was Addie put in the coffin in reverse?
She is wearing her wedding dress, and a veil is put over her face to cover the holes.
How was Money hurt?
He fell 28 feet from the top of the church.
Why would not the casket balance properly?
Addie’s bridal gown made if off balance.
Whose eyes resemble “pieces of a broken plate”?
Jewel
What is incorrect with Cash?
He can’t swim.
Who saves the coffin and Money?
Gem
I saw something that Dewey Dell informed me not to tell nobody.
Vardaman
What does Anse blame for his bad luck?
the road
Gem conserves Addie from what?
The water and the fire
Why did Anse never send for Peabody?
He desired the cash to get new teeth.
“If I could just feel it, it would be different, due to the fact that I wouldn’t be alone”
Dewey Dell
Example of paradox.
Anse’s statement,” I mislike indecision.”
What is the effect of the cow wandering through the townstreets?
The cow is a fertility symbol/ Dewey Dell.
An example of city vs country
Vardaman believes that lights remain in the trees.
Yes, yes yes
Darl
Meet Mrs. Bundren
Pa
It do not injure none
Money
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