As I Lay Dying Chapter 51

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As I Lay Dying was a novel written by William Faulkner and published in 1930. It tells the story of the Burnden family facing the death of their mother and their journey they make to bury her. It is narrated by fifteen different characters. This chapter 51 is narrated by Darl, who we can considered to be the main narrator of the whole novel. In this section Darl is taken away by two men to be place in an alyssum in Jackson and his brothers Dewey Dell, Cash, and Vardaman are watching him while eating bananas. To study this section, in a first part we’ll see how the narration transcribes Darl’s insanity and how Faulkner through his sentences built a understandable yet confusing scene.

The narration in this chapter is very distinct and confusing,

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