As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying Duty Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Section.Paragraph) Every "section" is marked by a shift in narrative point of view.
It wasn’t on a balance. I told them that if they wanted it to tote and ride on a balance, they would have to – (38.1)
Cash repeats the same line we heard earlier in Chapter 22. His blind insistence mirrors that of his father’s.
"But I reckon I can talk him around," he says. "A man’ll always help a fellow in a tight, if he’s got ere a drop of Christian blood in him." (43.4)
The Bundren’s persistent faith in God is mocked by the tragedy which befalls them.
It wasn’t nothing else to do. It was either send him to Jackson, or have Gillespie sue us, because he knows some way that Darl set fire to it. I don’t know how he knowed, but he did. (53.1)
Anse does his duty as a citizen by sending Darl to the mental institution, but he betrays his duty to his family in doing so.