Study Questions for As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Discussion questions for instructor-led class discussion, small group discussion or for review. These questions deal with character, explicit textual meaning, implied meaning, symbolism, and stylistic choices made by the author.
A few ways to use these questions in the classroom:
- Break students into five groups and assign each group three questions to answer. After the groups answer the questions, have each group select one question to answer for the rest of the class.
- Break the questions into five sections and ask students to choose one question from each section to answer. When students have had time to write out responses to the study questions, discuss each question on the list as a class.
- Put students into small groups. Ask students to read through all the questions and select two questions for response. Responses should take the form of an essay outline that includes a thesis statement, a plan for topics of several paragraphs and direct textual evidence (or quotations) that support the thesis.