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As I Lay Dying - Study Guide Dewey Dell - Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

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Dewey Dell - Chapter 30 Summary

The story returns to the time shortly after the Bundrens left their own house. Dewey Dell is fascinated by the sign for New Hope Church and she thinks that hope is gone, though the reason she thinks that is not explained.

While the journey continues, Dewey Dell's mind wanders and she begins to daydream. She first imagines herself riding in the wagon naked. However, her thoughts quickly change and she imagines watching Vardaman clean a fish. Then she imagines taking Vardaman's knife and killing Darl with it. However, her thoughts return to the present as the wagon passes by Tull's house.

Dewey Dell - Chapter 30 Analysis

Dewey Dell's hopelessness is overtly symbolized when they pass the sign for New Hope instead of making the turn toward it. It seems that she has lost hope. However, what she is hoping for is...

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