“My mother is a fish” (84).
Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text. New York: Modern Library, 2000. Print.
This quotation refers to a poignant moment within Faulkner’s work. Vardaman, the youngest of the children, compares his notion of his mother to a fish that died that day. It demonstrates his confusion toward the concept of death in general and “death’s” constant presence within the novel itself.