Hence Darl’s statement “Jewel’s mother is a horse.” However, Darl constantly expresses his love for her. This doesn’t matter to Addie though. Jewel is her favorite child despite the affection she receives from Darl. After calling his own mother a fish and realizing that Jewel’s mother is a horse, Vardaman asks “Then what is your ma, Darl?” Darl responds with “I haven’t got ere one.” This correlates to the fact that Addie did not demonstrate her love onto Darl. So just as Darl teases Jewel for being fatherless, Darl is tormented by the fact that he is
Anse is introduce to the book at the very beginning was that he was a working man and loves his family. Anse is very important in the develop of the story because he play the role of addie husband. Being the husband of addie explains many thing on why addie want to be buried in jefferson not close to her husband anse. As I get deeper into the book there are many actions that tell me that anse is a lazy guy but at the beginning is his neighbors who say that he is lazy men who don't like to do anything. The when he is getting addie to jefferson the wagon almost get destroy in the river and cash and jewel are the one who rescue it not anse he just stand there looking at then almost dying.
Anse believes that he has full control over his children, and therefore, treats his children callously and demandingly. In return, his children do not think too highly of him, regarding him with hatred or disrespect. The harsh ways that both Anse and the children treat each other, the idea that the family cannot achieve a sense of unity and love, is the basis of the tragedy in the book. Instead of staying together and supporting each other through the numerous disasters that they experience, each person in the family resolves to pursue his or her own desire, inadvertently ruining the family in the
Anse had stolen Jewel’s horse, stole ten dollars from Dewey Dell, only takes his wife to bury her so he can get new teeth, and remarried a week after his wife’s death. From the way he acted, he was willing to sell out his own family to get what he wanted. The way it sounds, Anse would not be beyond selling out Darl as mentally insane, so he would not be required to pay reparations to Gillespie after the barn burned
Darl knows that Jewel is not Anse’s son, but rather, the result of an affair between Addie and Whitfield. Darl refers to it in many ways, such as pointing out Jewel’s height difference: “He is a head taller than any of the rest of us, always was” (16). Darl also indicates more directly that his mother had something to hide regarding Jewel: “And that may have been when I first found it out, that Addie Bundren should be hiding anything she did” (115). Darl says that because she deceived her husband and family by having the affair, she had to “act the deceit” (115), by loving Jewel. Darl never reveals Jewel’s illegitimacy, because he knows how damning this could be to his mother’s memory.
The family is finally unencumbered by Addie’s corpse, yet no narrator seems to express neither relief nor grief that their final journey with mother is now over. The family, besides Dewey Dell, seems united in their thoughts of Darl. Even Darl himself, who thinks the same words as Vardaman, tie the siblings together. Though they do not seem particularly devastated or saddened, they do reflect on the situation which ties the section together. Peabody is the only character who seems angry, he says that Anse was not bothered to “throw that poor devil down in the public street and handcuff him like a damn murderer”
He manifests his trauma by speaking in the third person, repeating, “Darl is our brother, our brother Darl” (Faulkner 254). His strength as a reliable narrator in his earlier monologues of the novel stems from his capacity to separate himself from those whom he speaks about. As he mulls over his betrayal, he loses his identity. Once an intelligent, articulate man, Darl has now become traumatized. Darl is fortuitous to leave his past with the Bundren family behind, even if leaving the family means entering a mental
With the language used, it is as if his spirit was also able to rise with them just from seeing his son. Even when in the Underworld, Anchises was longing for his son’s visit. By asking “has the love your father hoped for mastered the hardship of the journey,” Anchises is revealing that he was worried that Aeneas would not love him as much after all of the danger and peril Aeneas faces on the daily (Virgil, Aeneid, p. 205, 6.794-5). Anchises wants Aeneas to know that he has “open arms” even in death and he is always waiting for his son’s return (Virgil, Aeneid, p. 205, 6.800). The same love is returned by Aeneas when he begs Anchises to not “withdraw from [his] embrace” (Virgil, Aeneid, p. 205, 6.806).
The Odyssey just focused on the people that effected Odysseus’s personal life, while in The Aenid there are many political influences. Aeneas travels to the many sections of The Underworld, and sees many assortments of people. He visits the swamp of suicides, unborn children, the heroes, the mourning fields, and the place for those awaiting reincarnation. The reoccurring theme of Roman superiority is even evident in hell when Aeneas is shown the souls that are going to be reincarnated, and go on to be glorious, powerful roman men. Aeneas also gets shown the future from a prophet.