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.
"You guess three times and then I’ll show you," [MacGowan] says. (55.65)
Sex is a commodity in As I Lay Dying.
"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.