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Character Names

Posted to What Are You Reading?

I read AILD about a year ago. One thing that sticks out is the names of the characters. Think about this:
Addie Bundren sounds like "Added Burden".
Dewey Dell makes me think of a meadow and purity (for some reason)
"Anse" sounds like "ass" or "anus". This will become more significant after you read it.
Jewel is something precious and unique.

I hope my comments help you get a little more out of the book. Enjoi!