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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying


by William Faulkner

As I Lay Dying Women and Femininity 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 #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.

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