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As I Lay Dying - Vardaman - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Vardaman - Chapter 19 Summary

This chapter only says, "My mother is a fish." (84)

Vardaman - Chapter 19 Analysis

This sentence shows Vardaman's way of dealing with death: he turns it into something that he knows and can deal with. He does not know how to deal with death on a philosophical level, so he thinks of his mother as a dead fish.

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