And even after death, her body is made to suffer a number of new humiliations.
Another view on the theme of death is also skillfully showing the novel.
When Addie dies, Verdaman cannot understand the difference between being 'is' and being 'was'.
Verdaman goes on repeating his relationship with Darl and mother.
In this way, death is depicted as a powerful force.
The fuming reactions of other characters in the Bundren's journey up to Jefferson reveal the social beliefs on the death and the hidden worries over the fundamental truth of human life.
Due to lack of his mother's love, he is alienated from not only others but also from himself.
He expresses the differences between himself and Jewel when he says, '' I don't know what I am. Jewel knows he is, because he does not know that he does not know whether he is or not.'' This type of interrogating within self leads him to the situation of madness and at last he is sent to the Asylum.
To intensify the theme of alienation, the author uses multiple narrators.
The use of multiple narrator means basically all are isolated from each other and none agrees with the other's viewpoint.