As I Lay Dying Essay | A Purpose for Degredation; William Faulkner's, As I Lay Dying

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A Purpose for Degredation; William Faulkner's, As I Lay Dying

Summary: This essay argues that the character of Anse in As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner is disgraceful and dishonorable.
A Purpose for Degradation

People care about their outside appearance because it determines how others view them. In William Faulkner's As I lay dying, Anse Bundren does not appear to care. As Anse loses his wife and deals with the responsibility of raising five children on his own, his true character is illustrated through his poor fathering skills and incapability of maintaining a healthy family. Anse, an extremely lazy person, constantly makes bad choices and is looked down upon. His poor qualities reveal not only his actions, but his body parts as well. Faulkner gives Anse disfigured body parts to portray him as a sluggish, shallow, and awkward character, which overall makes him look like a fool. The hump on Anse's back represents his laziness, while his false teeth show his weakness and self absorbment. Additionally, his splayed feet make...

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