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?As I Lay Dying? by William Faulkner consists of strange happenings throughout the story. One of the most awkward settings in the book is the relationship between husband and wife that occurred between Anse and Addie Bundren. What we see in the beginning is a wife on her deathbed and a caring husband who wants to make everything better for his wife by making her wishes come true. We soon realize this was just a …

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…marital relationship between Addie and Anse Bundren can be best described as a synthetic one. Both characters want different things in life and they both obviously end up with the wrong way of life. Anse being the farmer who wants children cannot interact with a woman like Addie who enjoys loneliness and despises children. Their connection would lead and indeed did lead to a slow degrading of the mind and an utmost collapsing of character.