History Literature / AsILayDying

26th May '16 6:24:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''As I Lay Dying'' is a novel by WilliamFaulkner, and arguably among the least MindScrew-like and most comprehensible of his works, and thus a good starting point.

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''As I Lay Dying'' is a novel by WilliamFaulkner, Creator/WilliamFaulkner, and arguably among the least MindScrew-like and most comprehensible of his works, and thus a good starting point.
27th Jan '16 7:17:47 PM mlsmithca
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* TheHero: Darl, the only one who understands that Addie was a loveless, cruel individual who only wants to be taken to Jefferson out of revenge,[[spoiler: and so he tries to bury her as quickly as possible, first in the river, then in the fire.]]



* HumansAreFlawed: Where to start.

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* %%* HumansAreFlawed: Where to start.start.
%%Somewhere. This is a ZeroContextExample as written.



* JerkAss: It's easier to list the characters who aren't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jewel, to some.
* KarmaHoudini: Nothing bad ever happens to Anse, despite some underhanded things he did.
** [=MacGowan=] too, who gets away with [[spoiler: raping Dewel Dell.]]

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* %%* JerkAss: It's easier to list the characters who aren't.
* %%Try us. This is a ZeroContextExample as written.
%%*
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jewel, to some.
%%Why? As written, this is a ZeroContextExample.
* KarmaHoudini: Nothing bad ever happens to Anse, despite some underhanded things he did.
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did. [=MacGowan=] too, who gets away with [[spoiler: raping Dewel Dell.]]
13th Apr '14 12:09:40 AM gsbr
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** MacGowan too, who gets away with [[spoiler: raping Dewel Dell.)]]

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** MacGowan [=MacGowan=] too, who gets away with [[spoiler: raping Dewel Dell.)]]]]
13th Apr '14 12:07:51 AM gsbr
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** MacGowan too, who gets away with [[spoiler: raping Dewel Dell.)]]
28th May '13 8:02:37 PM TVRulezAgain
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* TheChessmaster: Anse, if you believe that he acts stupid and useless ''on purpose'' so that he never has to work a day in his life. [[spoiler: He even ends up getting a new wife, along with his new set of teeth, at Jefferson so that he has a new set of hands to replace Addie.]]
** Addie, whose burial in Jefferson was specifically requested in order to destroy her family.
19th Apr '13 5:33:32 AM Prfnoff
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* GenderBlenderName: Jewel is male, not female.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: The metal band As I Lay Dying thought so.

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* GenderBlenderName: Jewel is male, not female. \n* AGoodNameForARockBand: The metal band As I Lay Dying thought so.
31st Mar '13 12:08:14 AM Xtifr
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* MindScrew: Not as much as Faulkner's [[TheSoundAndTheFury other works]], but still; especially concerning [[CassandraTruth Darl]] and [[PosthumousCharacter Addie]].

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* MindScrew: Not as much as Faulkner's [[TheSoundAndTheFury [[Literature/TheSoundAndTheFury other works]], but still; especially concerning [[CassandraTruth Darl]] and [[PosthumousCharacter Addie]].
5th Mar '13 9:20:23 AM bonbonx64
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* ShoutOut
-->"Anse. Why Anse. Why are you Anse."
24th Nov '12 8:33:53 AM theredlongitude
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* MeaningfulName: Jewel, because he is Addie's most beloved.
10th Jul '12 2:17:57 PM hagagaga
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* AntiHero: Jewel. Despite being a complete bastard, he's arguably the only one of the Bundrens with completely good intentions. And, arguably, the one who cares the most about Addie.

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* AntiHero: Jewel. Despite being a complete bastard, [[JustForPun bastard]], he's arguably the only one of the Bundrens with completely good intentions. And, arguably, the one who cares the most about Addie.


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* BastardBastard: Jewel
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