As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying Poverty 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 was give to me. To buy something with."
"To buy what with?"
"It’s just a loan. God knows, I hate for my blooden children to reproach me. But I give them what was mine without stint. Cheerful I give them, without stint. And now they deny me. Addie. It was lucky for you you died, Addie."
"God knows it is."
He took the money and went out. (58.21-7)
This is Dewey Dell’s abortion money, and Anse eventually uses it to buy a new set of teeth for himself. His selfishness dominates the end of the novel.