As I Lay Dying

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Snopes Character Analysis

Snopes is the local farmer from whom Anse gets a new team of mules midway through the novel. Anse trades Snopes some of Cash’s savings, some of his own money that he has been saving for a set of new teeth, and finally Jewel’s horse – all to get himself a new team of mules, rather than simply borrowing Armstid’s team of mules, Armstid he generously offered.
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Snopes Character Timeline in As I Lay Dying

The timeline below shows where the character Snopes appears in As I Lay Dying. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
43. Armstid
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...Anse troubleshoot the question of where to get more mules, first suggesting that he ask Snopes, another nearby farmer. Anse mumbles in response and eventually tells Armstid "A man'll alwas help... (full context)
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Anse leaves Armstid's house the next morning with Jewel's horse, riding off to inquire Snopes about opportunities for buying a team of mules nearby. Back at Armstid's house, Darl notices... (full context)
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...of mules. He calls Jewel over, but Darl intervenes and asks Anse what he gave Snopes to get the mules. Anse does not make eye contact with Darl but answers to... (full context)
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...the Bundrens their new team of mules, explaining that Jewel's horse was simply left on Snopes' farm. Jewel is still missing. (full context)