As I Lay Dying
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.
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.
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.
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.