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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner
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As I Lay Dying Women and Femininity Quotes

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Quote #1

"You guess three times and then I’ll show you," [MacGowan] says. (55.65)


Sex is a commodity in As I Lay Dying.

Quote #2

"It ain’t going to work," she says. "That son of a bitch." (56.20)


Dewey Dell is so desperate to discreetly get rid of her pregnancy that she ignores her better judgment and has sex with a stranger. Even though she suspects MacGowan is tricking her, she feels compelled to participate.

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