Later in the story, Paul travels to New York City and lives the glamorous life he has always wanted. Carnegie Hall, Cordelia Street, school, and New York City are some of the places that are in this short story: but these settings are very significant to the story. Paul has the motivation to travel to New York City to get away from his common life in Pittsburgh, which helps move the story
There are mentions of incidents involving Paul and his major temper early on, as well as an internal dialogue vaguely hinting that Paul does not seem to care for the majority of individuals, but it is revealed further on that Paul wears a façade of emotion in order to mask that apathy. When directly challenged and angered, Paul truly believes that he is above any person in his way. During the chapter where Paul is beating Serge with a pan, he pauses only when, “Michel was standing in the doorway. He wasn’t looking at his uncle on the floor, but me. ‘Michel,’ I said.
The people surrounding Paul seem to be blind to his suffering, while it is suggested through the title: Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament that the story is a medical case study. The author, Willa Cather suggests that society has no tolerance for those who suffer from mental illness, shown through the lack of understanding of Paul’s mental condition in her short story; ultimately, Cather blames society for Paul’s demise. The community’s absence of recognition pertaining to Paul’s mental illness is highlighted by the use of an omniscient narrator. The story begins with the narration focused on the teachers and then shifts to Paul. This change in focus allows the reader insight into the minds of the teachers to understand their perplexity
Paul’s Case, as alluded to earlier is a story about a certain young man who is a Calvinist and he is clouded by feelings of not belonging to this life. According to the story he lived on a street named Cordelia located in Pittsburgh, and we are given an impression of a street cluttered with cookie cutter houses and city dwellers that seemed like suburbanites. According to the author, there was an aura of despair in that city. This same aura extended even to Paul’s own room. His life was a life of misery having been surrounded by a father that abused him, teachers that never cared and classmate that misunderstood him and this caused Paul to feel he is not worth to be in their presence or even company.
“Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament,” written by Willa Cather, tells the story of a troubled high school teen, who is tired of the ordinariness of his middle class neighborhood. The story begins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where Paul’s teachers are discussing his disruptive behavior in the classroom to the principal. Then, Paul heads to work at Carnegie Hall, where he works there as an usher. After Paul’s father learns that he has been sneaking out to go to the theatre, Paul’s father pulls him out of school and puts him to work for Denny & Carson. Next, Paul travels to New York City for his job.
His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid. Since many people look down upon Paul, he notices facts and clues society does not, however, he fears saying something, in which causes his friend to end up dying Within the story, Paul lives in his own bubble, disconnected from the world and society, so he knows what others do not. It is as if Paul lives in the sun and knowledge of the world, baring that burden while others in society live in darkness with a slight sliver of light from the moon, believing they know the world to its full extent when in reality they are blind and in the dark. This affects Paul since he possesses ideas from another point of view that others have no clue about. This is important because without the knowledge that Paul posses, he would be like his none the wiser parents, which
By attracting him in this way, Paul feels as though she has seized his right to make decisions and lead his own life: A grown man fixed by a girl? But what if the girl was not a girl, but something in disguise? A lowdown something that looked like a sweet young girl and fucking her or not was not the point, it was not being able to stay or go where he wished in 124, and the danger was in losing Sethe because he was not man enough to break out, so he needed her, Sethe, to help him…and it shamed him to ask the woman he wanted to protect to help him...God damn it to hell. (149) Here, Beloved’s captivating power mirrors that of slavery. Just like in his earlier life, Paul D feels humiliated by his fundamental lack of power or control, and he is unable to appear strong or masculine even to the woman he loves.
The choices Paul makes are based on those around him, some decisions he makes put those he cares for before him. As Paul Edgecomb puts aside his needs for others, he shows this quality multiple times throughout the film. After Paul realises how special John Coffey’s gift is, Paul comes to believe that John is innocent. As John shows Paul his innocence, Paul concludes the execution of John should not occur. Paul’s tells John that he would allow him to run away, but John declines because he can not stand the violent within the world anymore.
In the book “The Sun”, the majority of the book describes many of the problems Paulsen and his family faced. His mother, who was an alcoholic, would take him to the bar and make him sing for his dinner. Later on in the book, both he and his mother both went to the Philippines, to accompany his father. During his time in the Philippines, Paulsen saw many disturbing