| Quote #4
I made it on the bevel.
From Cash’s perspective, we see that his obsession with the coffin is really a reflection of his love for his mother.
| Quote #5
She laid there three days in that box, waiting for Darl and Jewel to come clean back home and get a new wheel and go back to where the wagon was in the ditch. Take my team, Anse, I said.
Anse insists he’s doing his duty as Addie’s husband, but it’s clear that such perseverance is impractical.
| Quote #6
Ma wanted to get the doctor, but pa didn’t want to spend the money without it was needful, and Jewel did seem all right except for his thinness and his way of dropping off to sleep at any moment. (32.17)
Jewel’s perseverance in obtaining his horse defines his character.