As I Lay Dying – Cora

“Her hand rises and touches her beads lightly, then her hair. When she finds me watching, her eyes go blank.” (9)

William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying (New York: Vintage International, 1985),92

The end of Cora’s first section is interesting because it leaves readers with a lot of curiosity about the dynamic between these characters. Why does Eula react the way she does to Darl? “her eyes go blank” is almost an eerie description.




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