As I Lay Dying
2 pages (500 words)
Darl, who comes into view early as the novel's vital narrator, is expressive but considered strange by his family and neighbors. He finishes up being put into an asylum, with his older brother Cash mulling over definition of "insane." Appraising "truth" turns out to be an equally tricky enterprise, with Faulkner portraying a truth as mutable and vicious as the river the Bundrens cross midway through the novel.