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Essay | Shapes That Fill Lack: a Bundren Burden

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Shapes That Fill Lack: a Bundren Burden

Summary: Explains and attempts to prove Faulkner's quote about As I Lay Dying, "Man's tragedy is the impossibility--or at least the tremendous difficulty--of communication." Examines each family member's part in the problem.
In the 21st century, the ease with which man can communicate with man is remarkable. Due to revolutionary technology such as the telephone, cell phone, computer, the postal service, and the automobile, communication knows no boundaries. Unfortunately, these luxuries were not available to the Bundren family of the backwoods Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi. The Bundren's isolation is the source of their inability to converse with people other than their immediate family. Tragically, communication between family members is not the Bundren's forte, either. Virtually every member of the Bundren family is exceedingly secretive and unable or unwilling to articulate their emotions and dilemmas. Darl, Anse, Jewel, and Dewey Dell each contain secrets within themselves, and Cash never uses words to share his thoughts and observations. Whereas society always seems to succumb to gossip and the telling of secrets, the Bundren family represses theirs until it...

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