Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week 1: As I Lay Dying

I have begun reading the book As I Lay Dying and am about 34 pages in after approximately 45 minutes of reading.  This book is broken down into chapters based upon who is talking/narrating the story.  So far I have met five characters: Darl, Cora, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and Tull.  I have yet to figure out how each of these characters relates directly to the woman who is dying.  I do know, however, that Darl, Jewel, and Dewey Dell are all the dying woman's children.  The book is slightly difficult to follow because of the low syntax level which helps to establish that these people were poor and had to work hard for a living.  Hopefully it becomes easier to follow as I go.  I guess we'll find out!

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