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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner

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Quote #7

"It’s all right," Cash said. "He earned the money…So I dont reckon that horse cost anybody anything except Jewel. I dont reckon we need worry." (32.52)

Jewel and Cash show their love for each other by uniting against their father.

Quote #8

[Addie] cried hard, maybe because she had to cry so quiet; maybe because she felt the same way about tears she did about deceit, hating herself for doing it, hating him because she had to.

Addie’s love for Jewel is complex and different from her love for her other sons.

Quote #9

"I give my promise," he says. "She is counting on it." (33.16)

Why does Anse work so hard to get Addie’s coffin to Jefferson? All his other actions seem to suggest that he doesn’t respect her (you know, like picking up a new wife at her grave site).

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