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March 2, 2009

Week 7: As I Lay Dying

1) "As I Lay Dying" is written from the perspectives of 15 different characters. From this, we sometimes see conflicting opinions or interpretations of a single event or character. How does this add more depth to the novel?

2)From Question 1, try and find a moment where characters describe the same event or character in a different way. Briefly explain the situation, then tell us what you think the "real truth" is. Why do you think so?

3) Take one character from the novel and write an in-depth description: what do you think of them? What are they trying to accomplish in the novel? What is their opinion of the other characters? etc?

4) Anything else?