As I Lay Dying
Cora Tull and Addie Bundren
We get to compare these two during Cora’s and, later Addie’s, narrations. Cora is devoutly religious; Addie had an affair with the minister. Cora embraces femininity and motherhood; Addie finds love and family to be hollow, meaningless terms. Cora loves her husband – we think; Addie hates Anse and the entire concept of marriage.