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Red Carnation Rose Garden
1,642 wordsIn Willa Carther's Pauls Case Paul, the main character, lives a life that may be compared to flowers, which are so vividly and often referred to in the text: just as flowers blossom and die, so too does Paul. After living one week as the kind of boy he had always wanted to be (Carther), Paul finds the idea of returning to his ordinary life unbearable. Paul had lived one splendid breath and a losing game in the end, just as he had referred to the flowers growing behind the glass, in spite of the ...
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Space And Time Willa Cather
1,488 wordsCather and Wright have both written stories about young adults who could not fit or did not want to fit in their environments. Both stories show how the conflict between the young men and their environments develops and what they do deal with it. Their actions may seem similar; they both run off somewhere in hopes of finding a better life. But despite the similarities the two stories use space and time very differently to prove their points. And the points themselves are very different. So A Man...
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Willa Cather Willy Loman
1,381 wordsThe story Pauls Case by Willa Cather, and the play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller both feature characters discontented with reality. Consequently, these characters, Paul and Willy Loman, respectively, exhibit similar behavioral patterns and elicit comparable reactions from their environment. Paul and Willy strive for an unattainable dream of wealth, power, and elegance, and fill their lives with lies in order to mislead themselves and others into believing they possess these attributes. Th...
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Rocking Horse Winner Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
1,028 wordsComparison Of Pauls Case, The Rocking Horse Comparison Of Pauls Case, The Rocking Horse Winner And The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty In the short stories, Pauls Case, The Rocking-Horse Winner, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Mr. Reginald Peacocks Day, the main character has their own form of illusion. These characters try to escape from everyday reality by living in their own fantasy. Throughout these four stories it is proven that to make their fantasies a reality they will put their lives a...
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Willa Cather Pauls Case
915 wordsCourtney Hale 10 - 27 - 99 Freshman English I Pauls Case by Willa Cather Willa Cather was born near Winchester, Virginia in 1873. At age ten, she moved with her family to Nebraska where most of her stories were set. In 1913, she began an extensive writing career which included many short stories and several novels. In her stories, she depicted the lives of prairie farmers on the great plains. She glorified them over the city dwellers. In 1922, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours...
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Mental Illness Secret Sharer
1,161 words65279; Isolation as a Cause of Mental Illness Mental illness is a serious problem. Mental illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. The result is a diminished capacity for coping with ordinary demands of life. Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. In the short stories The Bet, Pauls Case, Silent Snow, Secret Snow the authors use isolation as a cause for mental illness....
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Part Of The Upper Upper Class
1,910 wordsPauls Case is actually the story of a boy who prefers a feminine lifestyle. Many people take the flower to be his way to spite the teachers when they try to punish him. More accurately, it it is example of Pauls flamboyance. Pauls alternative lifestyle is further demonstrated in his love of theater and his male friend from the theater. Pauls trip to New York City is an escape. Here, Paul dresses as a woman, and finally feels comfortable with himself. He spends hours dressing himself and looking ...
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Carnegie Hall Pauls Case
431 wordsAn Analysis of Pauls Case In Pauls Case by Willa Cather, a young man named Paul is unhappy with his home and school life. He is happiest when he is at Carnegie Hall, where he works as an usher. When he is not physically at Carnegie Hall, his thoughts remain there causing his school work to suffer. When his father finds out about his problems in school he has Paul banned from Carnegie Hall, taken out of school, and put to work. One day, while on his way to make the companys deposit, Paul decides ...
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