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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner

Women and Femininity Quotes

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Quote #10

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

Sex is a commodity in As I Lay Dying.

Quote #11

"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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