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As I Lay Dying - Cash - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Cash - Chapter 18 Summary

Cash lists his reasons for beveling the joint between the lid and the box. This numerical list gives each of his reasons in precise order, ending with "It makes a neater job." (83)

Cash - Chapter 18 Analysis

Cash shows his careful, methodically precise nature in his explanation of why he beveled the joints. However, he merely refers to the body in the coffin; he does not say anything about the fact that his mother is the body in the coffin. This further shows how he is more concerned with craftsmanship than his own mother.

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