How does Vardaman deal with death?

“My mother is a fish.” (p. 84)

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

This is the only sentence in this chapter and it expresses Vardaman’s way of dealing with death. He turns it into something he knows and can deal with.