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  • Paul's True Reality
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    Willa Cather's "Paul's Case" is a story about a young 16 year-old man, Paul, who is motherless and alienated. Paul's lack of maternal care has led to his alienation. He searches for the aesthetics in life that that he doesn't get from his yellow wallpaper in his house and his detached, overpowering father figure in his life. Paul doesn't have any interests in school and his only happiness is in working at Carnegie Hall and dreams of one-day living the luxurious life in New York City. Paul surrou...
  • Style Of Writing Paul Auster
    1,478 words
    Relating Auster In Portrait of an Invisible Man, Paul Auster uses his experiences with his own father in a way that, it would be easy for the average person to relate to. He uses events that are common events that have happened to most people. He uses events that not only effected him in a certain way, but also would effect most people. The essay is filled with his recollections of his father, and what he finds out about him when his is forced to clean out his house. Paul finds many pictures tha...
  • Ant's Eye View Of Paul
    880 words
    The film Pauls Case is by Lemont Johnson but is written by Willa Cather. Its about Paul, a sensitive high school student, felt very frustrated with his home life and his family's expectations that he would grow up to work in a factory or the steel mills as his father and most of his neighbors did. He was not close to anyone in his family and had no neighborhood or school friends. Instead, he spent his evenings ushering at the symphony hall or backstage at a local theater. Paul dreamed of living ...
  • Paul's Home Life
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    In Willa Cather's short story Paul's Case we learn of a young man who is fighting what he fears most: to be as common and plain as his world around him. How others perceive Paul only encourages him to fulfill his dream of escaping his monotonous lifestyle. Paul feels he is drowning in his everyday environment and his only breath of air is his savior: the theater. Paul has very little interest in his class studies. This leaves him open to distraction and eventually criticism. Although Paul's appe...
  • Paul Cezanne
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    When most people think of Paul Cezanne, they think of two words genius and painting. For these two words he is consider by far to be the Father of modern painting. Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839. He was to die in the same town in 1906. His life and art work was greatly influenced by this small town in France. He was the son of a shrewd business man, Louis-Auguste Cezanne. As a boy growing up in Aix, Cezanne loved to study Greek and Latin literature. At the age of thirteen, Paul met ...
  • Feel For Pauls Character
    649 words
    It is said that books are better then the movies created from books. I feel that the story and the film complement each other for Willa Catchers short story, Paul's Case, is about a young, Calvinist man who did not feel that he belonged in his life. He lived on Cordelia Street in Pittsburgh, PA. Cordelia Street was littered with cookie cutter houses, suburbanite-like city-dwellers, and a general aura of despair. Paul's room was no different. Paul felt that his abusive father, uncaring teachers, ...
  • Paul's Homosexual Feelings
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    Is there an actual thing as "not fitting in" or being "unusual"? Does this mean that there is no one who can relate to us; how we think or feel? No matter of age, gender, race, sexual preference, background, likes or dislikes, everyone has characteristics about themselves that either makes them capatible to or distinguishes them from others. Everyone blends in somewhere and no one person can fit in everywhere. That one capatible person may not always be in reach. Finding a person who can relate ...

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