Chapter 56-59

It’s been a long day, without you my readers, but I’ll tell you all about it when I see yall again.

This is my last blog about As I Lay Dying so please enjoy. I will miss you guys but this is it.

“One of them had to ride backward because the state’s money has a face to each backside and a backside to each face, and they are riding on the state’s money which is incest.”

This quote really stood out to me. I don’t know what it was about it, but it just did. I don’t even really understand this quote. This quote threw me all the way off. I even looked up the quote and came up with nothing. If I had to interpret this quote I would say it means that the state has inside and outside looks at everything and it all started with incest.

The last few chapters of this book were about the events that happened in the process of burying Addie. Vardaman goes with Dewey Dell to go to her appointment. He keeps saying that Darl is his brother but he went to Jackson because he went crazy. Dewey Dell came out the store saying that it aint going to work meaning that she finally realized that MacGOWAN was using her for sex and she couldn’t get rid of the baby. Darl is on the train going to Jackson and he says the exact same things that Vardaman says. Anse caught Dewey Dell with the ten dollars and took it from her after complaining about her calling him a thief. They finally buried Addie. Cash went to the doctor and Anse got a new wife.

The most surprising part of this book was that Addie wasn’t even dead for ten full days and Anse already had a new wife. Anse is mad disrespectful and I feel like he should have waited awhile before he got a new wife. I didn’t like the fact that he took all the money from his kids either to go buy himself new things. My final thought on Anse is that he is truly a selfish thief.

Vardaman is a young boy who is trying to process everything as it goes on, but he is really lost and doesn’t know what to do.

Dewey Dell is stuck with a baby and is sex crazy. She also listens to whatever someone tells her and doesn’t think for herself.

Darl turned into a psychopath or a genius. Either way he needs help. In Darl’s perspective, he first starts out in his point of view then he turns it into a more of a narrator point of view.

Cash is the wise, calm one. I don’t have much to say about him but he’s selfless.

Jewel is still my favorite character. He is the most intelligent person through this book although he is a hot head.

Well that’s all for this book. I will love and miss you guys.

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