As an option for paul he was offered a spot in a new junior high called Tangerine middle school, Paul chose to attend Tangerine Middle as a fresh new start which included no IEP. When Paul had arrived at Tangerine Middle he had heard many rumors about gangs and how all of the students who attended Tangerine middle where bad news and he was advised not to get involved with them. He still ended up going to Tangerine middle and being escorted around school by a girl named Theresa Cruz. Theresa introduced Paul to all of her friends which in the beginning where not the greatest of people yet Paul saw their real personality deep down on the inside and eventually became quite good friends with all of them. Paul had ended up asking Ms. Bright, the coach of Tangerine Middles soccer team to be on the soccer team and a surprise to Paul she had said yes.
Willa Cather’s short story, “Paul’s Case” is about a young man who is determined to make his aspirations a reality by all means necessary. That meant being deceitful as a start of gaining control and social status and telling lies to get to where he felt like he belonged, but where did he belong? This desire was the beginning of a journey that would eventually leave him with nothing. There is something unusual about Paul, something that can only be explained by his demeanor and actions throughout the story. With that said, I intend to construct a complete character analysis of Paul as he searches for satisfaction.
Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather, revolves around the story of Bishop Jean Marie Latour, his death, and his legacy. Cather uses Latour as a vessel in order to display the world around him. It’s through him we learn about New Mexico, the people, and the visuals he encounters. He describes various legends, Indian traditions, religions Catholic Priests beliefs, and scenery as he travels along his spiritual journey reflecting on his new location. Latour’s point of view on New Mexico is filtered through his experiences, which is how Cather gains her audience. Cather uses his character as a source in order to show the surroundings and develop the story, rulings on characterization and human interest to keep the reader invested. Latour
Paul seems educated to Rick and Elizabeth but under the surface Paul does not truly have a true understanding of his teachings. Rodriguez and the film Six Degrees of Separation both emphasize the importance of role models and the effects these teachers inflict on their students. In the promotional material of the film Jenna Gibbs asserts that the film tagline delves into a deeper subtext “For Paul, every person is a new door to a new world,” a catchy phrase that foreshadowed the story’s theme of interlocking human connections and community.” (Gibbs 903) When Paul meets Rick and Elizabeth it is an opportunity to play the part of a teacher but Paul is just an actor who has memorized his lines to pretend to be the son of Flan Kitteridge. Paul like the scholarship boy must rehearse his thoughts and without the direction of others Paul would be lost.
Throughout the novel, Paul gets bullied by Erik, ignored by his parents and even lied to by them about a major part of his life. These actions make Paul feel hurt, ignored and forgotten, and Erik even teases Paul’s friends.. The topic that is most evident in Tangerine is family, and the scenes that showcase this are when Paul gets kicked off of Lake Windsor Middle School’s Soccer team because his Mom told the school that Paul was disabled so he gets extremely mad and screams at her, when Paul remembers in a flashback that when he was young his Mom tells him to not tell his
"Paul's Case," by Willa Cather, is a short story about a young, high school aged boy who exhibits many internal struggles. Cather uses specific literary devices such as imagery and symbolism that help establish Paul's ongoing struggle with his sexuality and inability to reach his desired identity. Paul dressed very dandy in school, this hinted at his ongoing sexuality struggle throughout the story. Cather uses specific imagery of his appearance that would lead to the readers assumption of Paul's sexuality, "... his whole attitude was symbolized by his shrug and his flippantly red carnation flower..."(407) The reader can immediately see that Paul is slightly different from the stereotypical norm of this time period, because flowers weren't
There is nothing more beautiful than the human language. Words that flow off of the tongue like honey bring readers to a place of tranquility. Words are comparable to a Vincent van Gogh painting: complex but simplistic. Anne Sexton uses the work of Brother Grimm to create her own dazzling work of confessional poetry in Transformations. Her poem entitled “Rumpelstiltskin” uses figurative language such as similes and allusions to enhance the imagery of her poems and transform these short stories into confessional poetry.
Therefore, the plot is based on the life and times of this character named Paul (Arnold
Paul Dempster is overpowered by guilt because of his mother Mary Dempster’s madness, as he feels that his premature birth is the cause. As a child of a woman who has an affair with a tramp, Paul gets bullied at school, ruining his self-esteem, and making him embarrassed of his own mother. He also has no support from his father, Amasa Dempster, as
Every person has the right to be and feel free. They have the right to be independent and live happily. Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour,” focuses on sixty minutes in the life of a young Mrs. Mallard. Upon learning of her husband’s death, Mrs. Mallard experiences a revelation about her future without a husband. Her life, due to heart problems, suddenly ends after she unexpectedly finds out her husband is actually alive. Mrs. Mallard’s actions cause the readers to contemplate a hidden meaning woven into the story line. Mr. Mallard is assumed to die in a railroad accident, leaving Mrs. Mallard devastated. Instead of feeling sadness or grief, Mrs. Mallard actually feels free. "There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature" (Page 499). Chopin makes her strong statement in this quote from the story. Mrs. Mallard has no one to answer to but herself, and she feels liberated that her husband can no longer control her. During the late nineteenth century, women quite frequently had to suppress themselves to the will of their husbands, or to some other man who had a significant amount of control over their lives. Chopin successfully uses vivid imagery, point of view, and irony that gives a different view of marriage that is not typical of today.
In My Antonia, Willa Cather pens a nostalgic story focused on a two people with a unique connection. Jim Burden narrates the story of Antonia Shimerda, the girl next door who happens to be a Bohemian emigrant. Jim moves to his grandparents’ house after his parents die; Antonia arrives in the United States with her family and little else. The two are vastly different, but bond quickly on the Nebraska prairie. Most people who study the novel acknowledge the obvious impact that Antonia has on Jim and see Antonia as “in one way or another, the center of the novel” (Lucenti).
Life Goals In the essay “The Storyteller”, Sandra Cisneros describes how her identity was shaped by goals that she had for herself. Starting from a young Cisneros dreamt about living in her own silent home that fitted her taste. Years later after coming home from college she still had the dream of living on her own and also with a career goal of becoming a writer. Cisneros determination to follow her dreams was strong, however, her father’s did not agree with the dreams and even had a different idea of what he wanted for her.
Lipika Chandrashekar Professor K. Jamie Woodlief LIT 165 February 23, 2018 Kate Chopin and Adrienne Rich: Freedom Versus Oppression and Gender Struggle “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” by Adrienne Rich are works based on the main idea of the plight of women in a male-dominated world in their respective time periods and their struggle to get their freedom. They were written during a time when women were controlled by some male authority figure through every stage of their life, starting from their father at birth and eventually by their husbands after their marriage. Although they are essentially based on the same theme, the portrayal of the theme is different in both. While Chopin’s short story gives a woman hope to be free from the confinement of her marriage, Rich’s poem shows a woman dreaming about the freedom she knows she will never get, through the tigers in her tapestry.
When two people from vastly different walks of life cross paths, they are bound to learn a lot from each other. My Ántonia by Willa Cather is set in Nebraska in the late 1800s and tells the story of the relationship between a Bohemian immigrant, Ántonia Shimerda, and an American boy, Jim Burden. In the beginning of their relationship, Jim teaches Ántonia English as requested by Mr. Shimerda. However, Jim learns more through their relationship because Ántonia inadvertently teaches him things he would not have learned otherwise.