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As I Lay Dying - Study Guide Samson - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Samson - Chapter 29 Summary

When the Bundrens arrive at Samson's house, he tells Anse that all the bridges are out over the river. However, Anse stubbornly refuses to either go another way or turn around and go back. Listening to Anse justify his decision to press on, Samson chalks up his stubbornness to a byproduct of his detestable laziness. However, as Samson sees that the Bundrens need a place to say, Samson offers them the use of his barn, which the Bundrens accept. However, they refuse his offer to come into the house and eat with his family.

Samson - Chapter 29 Analysis

The petty meanness and insensitivity of Anse is shown in this chapter. He is so determined to maintain the fiction that he does not owe anybody that he offends Rachel by refusing her hospitality.

The buzzard in the barn foreshadows both the buzzards that follow...

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