About Anse Bundren: On p.193, Armstid says, “Well, that’ll be the last they’ll ever see of now, sho enough. Come Christmas time they’ll maybe get a postal card from him in Texas, I reckon. And if it hadn’t a been Jewel, I reckon it’d a been me; I owe him that much, myself. I be durn if Anse don’t conjure a man, some way, I be durn if he ain’t a sight.” Anse Bundren is surely one of the most feckless characters in literature, yet he manages to command the obedience and cooperation of his children. How does he do it? Why are other people so generous with him? He gets his new teeth at the end of the novel and he also gets a new wife. What is the secret of Anse’s charm? How did he manage to make Addie marry him, when she is clearly more intelligent than he is? I need to gather as many ideas as possible. Cite examples from the novel to support your points.
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