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1. Explain, in your own words, why Vardaman says “My mother is a fish.

2. Answer the following questions about this quote:

“And that’s why I can talk to him with knowing, with hating, because he knows.”

Who is the speaker?

Who is the “him”?

Why does the speaker say he or she talks to him ‘with hating’?

3.What is unique about Faulkner’s technical approach in this book, and why might he have chosen that?