Analysis Of As I Lay Dying By William Faulkner

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The novel As I Lay Dying is known all around the world to be a Nobel prize book due tothe novelist William Faulkner. Not only is As I lay dying considered a Noble prize bookwhereas, the novel became known in the banned books awareness for the overuse of God’sname, profanity, and abortion which seemed offensive and obscene to people. As ironic as it is,none of the board members had read the book.The Author of As I lay Dying William Faulkner, was born in New Albany, Mississippion September 25th in 1897. His parents were Murry Faulkner and Maud Faulkner, and theynamed him after his paternal great grandfather. Throughout his life he had worked as a railroadfinancier, politician, soldier, farmer, business man, lawyer, and in his bright years a best-sellingauthor. …show more content…
Such as, get everything you need to get done in life, and youwill be granted death. The stench of a rotting corpse remains in every chapter, reminding thereader that death is spiritual and instinctive. Family was also a sad topic in the novel being thatthere is poor communication which created a barrier of misunderstanding and bitterness betweenfamily members. For women, being that they are made to bear a child, family is painful for them.Suffering is another big part of everyday life in the novel. The family is poverty-stricken whichmakes it very hard to travel to bury their mother especially, throughout the 1920’s in Mississippi.Religion is mocked in many ways in As I Lay Dying. The central religious figure of the novel, aminister is a hypocritical adulterer who unjustly fathers a son while preaching chastity andmortality. In the novel duty explores the accountability to the family as well as recognition andregulation. The family’s journey to town from the country is substantially disguised by duty.Apparently the trip is to honor the wishes of a dead woman, but in reality it is just selfish.Poverty is one of the particular themes is a poverty- stricken family experiencing tragedy aftertragedy in the 1920’s. Every incident became worse because they had no money. The tone varied from narrator to narrator such as, tragic, calm, comic, hysterical, emotional,and detached. The profound variations in the style of the novel are one of the

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