Lafe works as a farmer on the Bundrens’ plot, and is the father of Dewey Dell’s unborn child. He never appears in the novel physically, but is mentioned incessantly by Dewey Dell. Lafe gives Dewey Dell ten dollars, which he claims will get her an abortion, in an apparent effort to cut himself off from her.
The timeline below shows where the character Lafe appears in As I Lay Dying. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
7. Dewey Dell
...next to Addie on her deathbed, Dewey Dell reflects on the experience harvesting cotton with Lafe, a laborer on the Bundrens' farm. She recalls her confused and confusing memory of how... (full context)
14. Dewey Dell
58. Dewey Dell