An Analysis Of Darl's Excerpt From 'As I Lay Dying'

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In Darl’s excerpt from As I Lay Dying, Darl’s description of the events and the people surrounding the death of Addie seem quite accurate. Darl chooses to include in his excerpt Jewel’s walk and his drinking from the gourd as well as Cash’s building of Addie’s coffin. Darl seems to the most reliable narrator simply because he describes the scene and what others are doing rather than focusing on his own thoughts or actions. From Darl’s excerpt, reader can tell that others are affected and involved in the passing of Addie. Unlike Darl, Cash’s excerpt is very a methodical list of how to make a coffin. Cash’s excerpt does not take into account that other people are involved in the passing of Addie. Cash solely focuses on the task
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