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As I Lay Dying - Cora - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Cora - Chapter 6 Summary

Cora believes that Darl wanted to stay at his mother's side, but Anse and Jewel forced him to leave. Cora also thinks that Addie was too proud for her own good. Then, in her final complaint about the Bundren family, Cora insists that Anse is going against Addie's wishes when he insists on taking her back to Jefferson for her burial. Vernon Tull, Cora's husband, disagrees with Cora on this final point, but Cora stubbornly shouts him down.

Just then, Darl enters the room, and then stares at his mother's dying body. While she fans Addie, Dewey Dell asks Darl what he wants. However, Darl does not respond to her question.

Cora - Chapter 6 Analysis

The reader is invited to distrust Cora as a narrator in this chapter, because we know that Cora's assessment of Darl, Jewel, and Anse are wrong. This tells...

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