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addie bundren

            Addie Bundren conjures up the central darkness derived from her death .
             causes actions in which each Bundren character takes advantage of Addie. With .
             the character's actions .
             revolving around her death, William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying reveals the .
             truth about the people who .
             surround a person may take advantage of him or her. The death of Addie .
             Bundren shapes all of the .
             character's actions in life including Addie's final request before her .
             death. Addie takes advantage of her .
             death by using it for revenge and inflicting final pains upon some .
             characters, while the other characters use .
             her to get what they want for their personal needs. .
             Addie causes all the painful actions around her family either .
             directly or indirectly. Addie is .
             foremost the prominent abuser of her upcoming death in As I Lay Dying. She .
             predetermines her time to .
             die, and she makes sure that the people in her family whom she dislikes must .
             experience her wrath before .
             she moves on to the next life. "Addie is the one who is dying, but she makes .
             revenges run throughout the .
             family and extend beyond" (Wadlington 35). Inflicting pain mostly on Anse, .
             Addie enjoys herself. Anse, a .
             lazy man, is forced by his wife to take her to Jefferson to be buried as her .
             final request. Addie's revenge .
             on Anse was payback for all the times when he just sat around while Addie, .
             her children, and sometimes .
             neighbors do all the hard work for him. Also "Addie reacts to Anse's arid .
             conventionality by having a .
             clandestine affair with minister Whitfield" (Wadlington 31). Addie also .
             indirectly hurts one of her favorite .
             sons, Cash. Cash is hurt indirectly when he helps !.
             his kinfolk carry his mother's coffin to Jefferson, where along the path, he .
             breaks his leg while crossing a .
             flooded river. Although Cash is one of Addie's favorites besides Jewel, .
             Addie's cruel revenge carries over .
             to Cash's broken leg, which later becomes infected. Besides her indirect .

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