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Teenagers often experience nonconformity as they are growing up Theyact out in an attempt to be accepted Its likely that those teens alsostand out and are different These characteristics describe Paul whois the protagonist in Willa Cathers short story Pauls Case Itis clear that Paul is a very misunderstood teenager Paul is misunderstood by his teachers and peers at school Histeachers consider Paul a bad case Pauls teachers and his fathergathered for a conference about his suspension Some of the manycomplaints addressed about him were that Paul continued to talk to otherstudents instead of paying attention to the lessons always covered hiseyes in class and looked out the window instead of focusing hisattention on the teacher Although the entire time the teacherscomplained the smile pressed to Pauls face never seemed to disappear As his teacher stated Older boys than Paul had broken down and shedtears under that baptism of fire but his set smile did not once deserthim Paul showed no affect from the meeting To add to the rantPauls drawing master at Pittsburg High School suggests There issomething wrong about the fellow All of Pauls teachers know thatsomething is different but they make no effort to understand hispersonality or choice of actions better Also beyond misunderstandingPaul there was something about him that was misconceived The subjectwas approached by his drawing master when he said I dont reallybelieve that smile of his comes altogether from insolence He wasimplying that theres more to Pauls story something traumatic musthave happened to make him this way Paul isnt smiling because he madea rude remark or disrespected a teacher he puts on a brave face foreveryone to see Paul is misunderstood by his peers at school Being amisfit causes him to be desperate for acceptance Pauls uniquepersonality and physical figure push people away Willa Catherdescribes Paul as
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