“Jewel, I say, she is dead, Jewel.  Addie Bundren is dead” (52)

Faulkner, William (1930). As I Lay Dying. NY: Random House, Inc.

Notes: repetition of the word “death”; Darl’s dialogue is very powerful; despite being far away from their mother, Darl can sense that his mother has passed away which shows a strong connection between him and his mother (even though Darl isn’t physically present at the time of his mother’s death, he can emotionally connect with his mother since he can sense her death); Darl’s strong feeling of his mother passing away symbolizes how both Darl and Jewel are the most affected by her death

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