Write 4 page essay on the topic William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.
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In the novel, mystery, indeterminacy, and uncertainty create the core of narration and underline characters development. Thus, they are more obvious than in Addie and Anse. Taciturn Addie and Anse are equally enigmatic to their children and friends, and receive compulsive attention until the end of the novel. Both, Addie and Anse establish the balance between tragic outcomes and ironic moments, with Addie serving as the tragic hero of the novel and Anse as the comic one relying on uncertainty within the scope of the novel. The uncertainty unveils the life troubles as well, particularly those of Darl, Vardaman, and Dewey Dell. The reader perceives all the characters’ doubts and fears because both the worries and the fears are fundamental to the novel.