As I Lay Dying

“Why, Addie,” pa says, “him and Darl went to make one more load. They thought there was more time. That you would wait for them, and that three dollars and all…….”

William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying. (New York: Vintage International, 1985). 47.

This is the first chapter where Darl is presented as an omniscient narrator, as it states in the passage “him and Darl went to make one more load,” indicating Darl isn’t present when this conversation takes place. But Faulkner still presents Darl as a 1st person narrator as indicated on page 80, where in the second to last paragraph Darl starts using “I” again indicating he is now talking aboutĀ himself again.

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