As I Lay Dying

High SchoolEnglish  /  As I Lay Dying

“One of William Faulkner’s finest novels, As I Lay Dying, originally published in 1930, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren’s family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Told through multiple voices, As I Lay Dying vividly brings to life Faulkner’s imaginary South, one of literature’s great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark. “

Book description from Random House

 

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Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Chapter 1: Darl – Chapter 6: Cora
  • Chapter 7: Dewey Dell – Chapter 12: Darl
  • Chapter 13: Vardaman – Chapter 18: Cash
  • Chapter 18: Vardaman – Chapter 24: Vardaman
  • Chapter 25: Darl – Chapter 30: Dewey Dell
  • Chapter 31: Tull – Chapter 36: Tull
  • Chapter 37: Darl – Chapter 42: Darl
  • Chapter 43: Armstid – Chapter 48: Darl
  • Chapter 49: Vardaman – Chapter 55:MacGowan
  • Chapter 56: Vardaman – End of Novel

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about As I Lay Dying:

  • L. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.1
  • RL. 11-12.3
  • RL. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.5
  • RL. 11-12.6
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