Character Sketch of Paul in Willa Cather's "Paul's Case" Creative Essay by Oblivion

Character Sketch of Paul in Willa Cather's "Paul's Case"
# 953 | 1,318 words | 0 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Apr 10, 2001 in Literature (American) , English (Creative Writing) , English (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper presents an analysis of Paul's character in Willa Cather's "Paul's Case" by focusing on three of his attributes: 1) his tendency to be very self-oriented and separated from the others around him 2) his over-concern for all things that glitter and 3) his damaged psyche.

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"In Willa Cather's story "Paul's Case", the character Paul embodied the Calvinist household in which he was raised in. Paul is a very self-oriented and introverted boy whose every action is designed and calculated to prevent others from seeing the real him. Paul is also a person who is overly concerned with money, wealth, and glamor; all which he believes will take him to the top and get him off Cordelia Street, which he despises with a passion. Paul is also under all of his mental armor, is scared, scarred and mentally damaged by his father and by his teachers so much that he can no longer go on living."

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