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Willa Cathers story Pauls Case is trying to tell us that it is foolish to take ones own life because of set backs that make it hard to capture our dreams Paul doesnt realize that you have to earn and work for what want in life like his father did We first see Paul going back to school a reality that he doesnt want to be part of Paul comes into the school suave and smiling But his clothes tell a different story His clothes were trifle outgrown and the tan velvet on the collar of his open overcoat was frayed and worn406 The fact that Paul lies a lot is a way for him to escape a reality that he does not want to be a part of Pauls involvement at Carnegie Hall is where he plays out his fantasizing His shining hour is when he changes into his ushers uniform The story tells us that Paul was always excited while he dressed and telling the other boys he was crazy being a model usher all the people in his section thought if him as a charming boy409 But at school his teachers got mad at him If for just a moment he stopped and thought about how school could help him with his future and the hopes he has for it All he thought about was himself and the present Paul lives on a street full of rich people who are financially secure because of the arts He wanted to be like them so he was taken in by the arts This is the only way he could come close to his dreams so he thought The next few sentences describe what the arts do for him It was at the theater and Carnegie Hall that Paul really lived the rest was but a sleep and forgetting This was Pauls fairy tale and it
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