Cora and her thoughts

‘“She ought to taken them,” Kate says, “But those rich town ladies can change their minds. Poor folks cant.” Riches is nothing in the face of the Lord, for He can see into the heart. “Maybe I can sell them at the bazaar Saturday,” I say. They turned out real well.’ (7)

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text. First Vintage International Edition. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. Print.

Between the dialogue, the line about the Lord, caught my attention because it seems to come out of nowhere. We get a sense of Cora’s thought, or what she thinks about, before she actually answers out loud. This happens often in each of her sections, as she makes references to the Lord.