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Vardaman and his Fish

“Then I begin to cry. I can feel where the fish was in the dust.”

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text. First Vintage International Edition. New York: Vintage Books, 1990. p.53. Print.

Vardaman speaks in the first person whenever he talks about the fish he killed. This perspective gives the reader more of an idea about how Vardaman feels about the fish and dying. Vardaman feels remorse about dying where he begins to cry over the fish and begins to even empathize.