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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2021, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040309.

On Analysis of the Archetype Images of the Water in As I Lay Dying


Yong Junying

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Yong Junying

North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, 637100, China


As I Lay Dying, written by William Faulkner who has been accepted as one of the representative writers in the American literature history, is a novel in which the biblical archetypes are widely used. Among those biblical archetypes of images, “water” is the most impressive one and by using it, Faulkner expressed his confidence that humanity can overcome all the hardships and evils.


As I Lay Dying, Bible, Water, Archetypes of Images, Humanity

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Yong Junying. On Analysis of the Archetype Images of the Water in As I Lay Dying. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 3: 42-43. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040309.


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