“She ought to taken them,” Kate says. “But those rich town ladies can change their minds. Poor folks cant.” (7)
Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying. New York: Random House, 1930. Print
Notes: Social class separated by wealth. Those who have more money have more choices. Showing the struggles people face. Changing your mind is not a right, but a privilege.
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete ; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue. It is the very atmosphere of the mind ; and when the mind is imaginative – much more when it happens to be that of a man of genius – it takes to itself the faintest hints of life, it converts the very pulses of the air into revelations.
Henry James, “The Art of Fiction”, in Major Stories & Essays, Library of America College Editions, p580