In the Odyssey the story just like As I Lay Dying shifts from one thing to another and at times doesn't line up. The story the Odyssey is very inaccurate because much of the information has been manipulated just like in as I lay dying we read each monologue and throughout there are about 15 people who have their monologue, but they are not accurate because everyone is giving their own side of the story showing how unreliable they each are. Both of these stories have a character in common, which are Odysseus and Anse, because both set out to be the hero to be noble and brave and to show they are strong and have power, but in reality these two could not be anything but a phony. They both are phonies because they are pretending they are a hero to help others but in reality they both thing of themselves which makes the Odyssey and As I lay Dying have a connection because throughout the book the characters are very similar.
As you've pointed out, there are many similarities between Odysseus and Anse Bundren (if one can check her moral outrage against the latter). Faulkner employs many modernist techniques and experiments with multiple narrators and a nonlinear plot; nonetheless, both Anse and Odysseus are patriarchal tyrants who take others' sacrifice for granted. Then, what do you think sets them apart?
This type of lectures for me is like science fiction because all the description and behaviors of the characters in actual days is just for crazy people, anyways there are people who doesn’t care about the family and anything else than themselves like is the case of the family Burden, and all the transformation that they need to going thought after the dead of their mother Addie and the transportation of her corpse. The comparation of “As I lay dying” with “the odyssey” is all the crazy things that Odiseo do in his story as we can see in the video in the web page. I thing that is really interest because all that things maybe we think that is “weird” in actual days was common back then or was going on in the mind of the authors.
You are right to point out that the hero, Odysseus, and the anti-hero, Anse Bundren, share "weirdness" in their psychology and action. Yet, we cannot but to accept the fact that we are all very weird and self-contradictory upon close inspection.
Welcome to the study of human nature and literature--which is an invitation to experiencing other forms of life and awareness through the medium of a book.
this is a topic that you might even still see in the future. every single person in this world is different and we always commit sins worst than others. my point is that there Is reasons why all this happens and he might grow up somewhere else were his mother and family wasn't always with him and that might be why he doesn't care.