Addie’s coffin began to exude a repulsive stench, illustrating the longevity of the journey and that Addie must be put to rest soon. Darl takes the opportunity to finally put Addie to rest by cremating her. Faulkner clarifies that Darl’s actions were done deliberately when he attempts to stop Jewel from going into the barn to retrieve Addie’s coffin. Darl cries “Catch him!...Stop him!” (Faulkner, 75) because Jewel was ruining Darls plan to finally put Addie to rest. When Jewel recovers Addie’s coffin, Darl is described as crying on top of the coffin later that night.
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner In the excerpt from William Faulkner’s Southern novel, As I Lay Dying the author structures his novel through the use of literary features such as allusion, similes a belittling yet humorous tone, concrete imagery and a stream of consciousness style in the passage. Faulkner throughout the passage not only describes Cash’s reserved character and Darls perspective imagination but he also foreshadows the struggle the Bundren’s will go through as they prepare to go on the journey of burying Addie. First, Faulkner has the speaker Darl create a gloomy mood by using similes to display the ambiance in the room. Then Faulkner alludes to the bible and uses concrete imagery to illustrate both the surroundings and Cash’s concentration and determination as he makes his mother’s coffin. Next, using a stream of consciousness narration, Faulkner has Darl narrate the preparation room of Addie’s’ coffin with specific details about his surroundings almost as if he was actually there when he says
Throughout this chapter, we figure that George is tired of taking care of Lennie and doesn’t want to run away anymore. For example, Candy was the first to find out of the death so he retrieves George first. Candy then says,”What done it? George replies,”Ain’t you got any idear? I should of knew.” Not only do we know that Lennie killed Curley’s wife, but so does George himself.
She only believed in justice for all, but as the last days of the school year came to an end, a surprising find shocks the entire school: Alex is dead. While friends and family mourn, all of her secrets are spilled. Everywhere, the school and town feel the spike in their normally dead hearts. John Steinbeck also discusses this idea in his novel, Of Mice and Men through the characters of Curley’s wife and Lennie. Curley’s wife is described by the other characters as a “jailbait” or “tart,” but in the end, the men are shocked and angered when they find her dead, Lennie, on the other hand, is accepted by the others, but is viewed as unintelligent and incapable.
The reason I believe this is sad because before Ren moves to Bomont, his mother dies of cancer back in Boston, and his father is a dead beat. His mother gives him a sense of security in the old movie that he doesn't have in the new movie. Which gets made up for by his Uncle Wesley and his Aunt Vi. One scene that is relatively the same is the scene where Chuck openly abuses Ariel. He tells her to get out of the truck and she starts vandalizing the truck with a piece of steel rebar and he gets out an beats her up.
From the start of the book, Dewey Dell behaves indifferent to her mother’s death, due to her desperate need for an abortion. The rest of the family, other than Darl, are unaware of this, and therefore, do not take action to help her. Eventually, the family’s neighbor, Cora Tull, gives Dewey Dell money in order to fulfill her wishes when they arrive at Jefferson. However, once they reach Jefferson, Anse forces Dewey Dell to give up her money so that he can buy a pair of false teeth. Anse believes that he has full control over his children, and therefore, treats his children callously and demandingly.
Often in literature a specific character is essential to illuminating the larger themes of the piece. In William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying, imagery and language are used to illustrate the fragility of existence and identity shown through his characters’ consciousness. The story revolves around the Bundren family, who are poor country folk, depicting an already ill Addie Bundren, whose dying wish is to be buried in Jefferson and her family’s journey getting her there. The family endures multiple obstacles before finally being able to burry Addie, along the way we see each character’s internal battles as well. Addie’s death triggers the reoccurring thought of death within the characters, ultimately altering their identities.
Reverend Hale's last attempt to save Proctor is to try to have Elizabeth convince Proctor to confess. Proctor strongly considers it but tears the confession paper up as he does not want to ruin his family name. Hale, defeated, weeps in prayer as Proctor is sent to hung. Reverend Hale's downfall in the novel was his quick assumption that there was witchcraft in Salem. Everyone's fear of the unknown and the chance of witches being present in Salem caused many deaths due to jumping to conclusions.
Immediately after the monster comes to life Frankenstein experiences grief and horror, causing him to abandon the monster and “[rush] out of the room” (Shelley 49). Immediately after, Frankenstein dreams that his kiss transforms Elizabeth into his dead mother (Shelley 49). Had Frankenstien never left his monster he would not have had this dream, thus Shelley foreshadows the horrific scenes to come as a result of Frankenstein's abandonment of his monster. By leaving his monster Frankenstein experiences a nightmare, foreshadowing the actual nightmare Frankenstein will live through for the rest of his life. Just a few pages later Shelley uses foreshadowing again when she has Frankenstien fall into a “nervous fever” (Shelley 53).
Odysseus left his wife to go to the war. A husband should always reassure that he will come home after the war; wife trusts in her husband. Penelope was left on her own when Odysseus left. The suitors that were living in the house wanted to have Penelope to themselves. When Odysseus comes back to find the suitors hungry for his wife, he devises a plan with his son to kill all the suitors.
In chapters 21 - 24, Mr. Kirwin accuses Victor for the murder of Henry Clerval. Realizing that it was Henry’s corpse, Victor falls into seizure and becomes ill for awhile. Upon his recovery, Alphonse visits Victor until his court is over and receives a letter from Elizabeth. While reading the letter, they both decide to go home and plan a marriage for Victor and Elizabeth. As the wedding begins to take its toll, Victor is overthinking of the fact the monster will show up at the wedding.
The conclusion of As I Lay Dying is as twisted as the rest of novel. In the final section, it is revealed that Anse married the woman he borrowed the spades from. (Hence why Cash referred to the house as Mrs. Bundren’s house.) Anse is certainly the most detestable character in the novel, and his final action in the story only solidifies that opinion. He met his new wife while looking for some tools to bury his first wife!
He additionally requested a post-mortem after his death to check whether he had any physical issue that could have added to his issues. After Kathy returned home from work Whitman went to his mom 's flat and sooner or later, hushed her with an elastic hose bashed the back of her head and cut her in the midsection. He then collected a note communicating how upset he was for executing her mom however that she had sufficiently endured in life. He guided a significant part of the letter to his disregard for his dad for manhandling Margaret for such a large number of