| Quote #7
He could do so much for me if he just would. He could do everything for me […] But I know it is there because God gave women a sign when something has happened bad. (14.1)
Dewey Dell looks to men to solve her problems.
| Quote #8
The cow nuzzles at me, moaning. "You’ll just have to wait. What you got in you ain’t nothing to what I got in me, even if you are a woman too." She follows me, moaning. (14.45)
Dewey Dell compares her own situation to that of the cow. Indeed, women are little more than animals in this world.
| Quote #9
Pa was looking back at the house. He kind of lifted his hand a little and I saw the shade pulled back a little at the window and her face in it. (53.40)
Women are a source of resentment and conflict in As I Lay Dying.