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The desire to live a better life than you already have happens mostly in middle-class families Even I have the desire to live a life with more wealth In the story by Willa Cather Pauls Case Pauls passion for the theater and the arts influences him to want to live the life of the upper class Paul soon realizes his own desire soon leads to his own destruction When Paul goes to school he causes a lot of misbehavior He has no ambition on becoming a good student which might have to do with his passion for the theatre Many people usually dont have the patience and the determination to follow through with something like school We tend to want things to come at an instance like becoming wealthy which is why most gamble or play the lottery Pauls father receives notice that he has not been doing to well at school To improve this dilemma Pauls father decides that it would be best that Paul doesnt work at Carnegie Hall anymore His father then goes to Carnegie Hall and tells Pauls employer to fire him Pauls father did this thinking that it should eliminate most of the problems that Paul has been facing in school and should bring him back on track Before Paul got fired he was suppose to deposit money in the bank for his boss There was above two thousand dollars in checks and nearly a thousand in the banknotes which he had taken from the book and quietly transferred to his pocketPage 209 It seems to me that Pauls desire to be wealthy influenced him to steal the money he was told to deposit Paul made his decision to steal the money without thinking about the consequences Paul then takes the train bound for New York with his stolen wealth He decides to live the life of the wealthy and enjoy the wonderful New York City
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