As I Lay Dying

by: William Faulkner

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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For Addie and Dewey Dell, within the context of the novel, childbearing is symbolic of ___.

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What animal does Vardaman see as representative of his dead mother?

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Which animal symbolizes the burden of pregnancy to Dewey Dell?

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Which of the following is symbolic of the continued burden of Addie’s death on the Bundren family?

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At the end of the novel, what does Anse do that effectively erases Addie’s identity after her death?