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As I Lay Dying - Cora - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Cora - Chapter 2 Summary

While Cora is the Bundrens' kitchen, helping them with the cooking, she remembers how she made some cakes for Miss Lawington, but Miss Lawington decided that they were not needed. Cora tells herself that she does not feel bad about losing the money, but her daughter, Kate, continually says that Miss Lawington should have purchased the cakes that Cora made for her, even though she did not need them. However, Cora reassures herself that the lost money is no loss at all, and she recites some religious sayings to herself in order to feel better.

Nearby, Addie Bundren is lying under a quilt, slowly dying. While Cora looks at Addie, she hopes that Addie will be up and around soon, but she also says that she hopes Addie's illness will show Addie how she has gone wrong. Then, while Cora continues her cooking...

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