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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying


by William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying Religion Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Section.Paragraph) Every "section" is marked by a shift in narrative point of view.

Quote #1

Riches is nothing in the face of the Lord, for He can see into the heart. (2.5)

Religion offers solace for the Bundrens.

Quote #2

Now and then a fellow gets to thinking about it. Not often, though. Which is a good thing. For the Lord aimed for him to do and not to spend too much time thinking, because his brain it’s like a piece of machinery: it won’t stand a whole lot of racking. It’s best when it all runs along the same, doing the day’s work and not no one part used no more than needful. (16.22)

Vernon uses the idea of God to give authority to his own opinions.

Quote #3

"I can’t get nothing outen him except about a fish," she says. "It’s a judgment on them. I see the hand of the Lord upon this boy for Anse Bundren’s judgment and warning." (16.24)

Cora does the same as her husband – uses religion to back her own beliefs.

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