The oxymoron that is used in the title to describe the long travel of the Bundren family is, in my opinion, a good explanation of the different emotions that the characters suffer under the story. The death wishes of Addie create a lot of effort in the hands of Anse to satisfy the honor and respect of his wife but in the eyes of some other people it was seem as contradictory around his thoughts. During a serie of descriptions from the people in a little city that they get to reach and also in the perspective of Armstid, the mind of Anse was in the bad road because of how horrible the corpse of Addie was getting in a putrefaction state. To me, the situation that change based in the point of view of the characters led me into decide how can the adventure during the travel was a great example of oxymoron.
Not only does this map resemble the journey that the Bundrens took in order to bury Addie and fulfill their selfish desires, it metaphorically represents the journey between hell and earth; the Styx. The use of bible references throughout the novel leads me to making comparisons between the characters of the novel to those of the bible and greek mythology.