“I pass him and mount the path, beginning to hear Cash’s saw” “Addie Bundern could not want a better one, a better box to lie in.”
Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying. New York: Random House. 1992. PRINT
The first introduction to these characters were originally given by Darl and it seemed as though they were being represented through objects. It is instantly clear that Cash is a carpenter, but what is more interesting is the way Addie is introduced. Before we even know anything about the character we learn that he is about to die. They are not given extravagant detail, but for Addie it’s more than enough.