Paul’s Case The short story Paul’s Case by Willa Cather, is about a boy named Paul that is a troublesome teenager trying to find himself. As the story opens he is at a meeting with the school’s faculty and the school’s principal, over the discussion of Paul being suspended from school a week ago. The faculty members have a hard time understanding Paul but at the same time feel for Paul and want to give him the benefit of the doubt. Paul works as an usher where he loses himself at work with his obsession over art and theatre. “When the symphony began, Paul sank into one of the rear seats with a long sigh of relief, and lost himself as he had done before the Rico” (81).
Paul’s parents Nancy and John are introduced, who each are very different to each other, the mother kind and gentle, the farther dominant and narrow minded. We are introduced to Megan Paul’s love interest and Paul’s egotistic personality develops strongly towards the end of the chapter. Intermezzo: Paul discovers Keller’s past: That he is listed dead and that his wife had died, also his involvement in the holocaust. Paul sends Keller a Christmas card and in return receives a signed piano book. Paul watches a couple in the library have sex, his sexually driven thoughts are provoked.
It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.” Page 9 -While all of Holden’s classmates are at the “big” football game, Holden decides he has to go visit his teacher, Mr. Spencer. The reason why Holden didn’t want to go to the football game was that his fencing team was mad at him for forgetting the gear while they were
Like Max, Kevin was picked on by the local bully’s because of his disability, but they blamed Max for the incident. Later that day, Max was waiting for his new reading tutor, it was Kevin. Kevin wobbled in with his hunch back and crutches, gave him a book and told him to read, but Max was not able to very well. The next tutor session they have together, Kevin gives Max five dollars and asks if he would take him to the festival to see the fireworks. They arrive to the fireworks show, but Kevin can not see since he is short.
This change separated Jim and Antonia a little but fully when Mr. Cutter hurts Jim, Jim blames Antonia for this incident and leaves to college. In college Jim comes across Lena Lingard an old friend from Black Hawk who was also friends with Antonia. He becomes very fond of her but then leaves to attend Harvard to become a lawyer. During this time Antonia becomes pregnant but not married and everyone feels bad for her. After twenty years Jim finally went back to see Antonia.
He has many feelings of loneliness, betrayal, disgust, and most of all depression. But little to readers know that Holden of The Cather in the Rye is close to being a split image of J.D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield starts out in the book getting kicked out of yet another private school as a junior, some from a broken home, with his dad being a lawyer and his mother being a housewife. His younger brother died and his older is in Hollywood “prostituting” himself.
Synopsis of Act II in Romeo and Juliet By Brendan Polson The purpose of this scene is to summarize for the audience Romeo's change of attitude. He used to be depressed because Rosaline was a nun and was going to take the vow of chastity, so he would never be able to be with her. But then he goes to the Capulet party and sees Juliet and instantly falls in love with her. She too thinks he is handsome and likes him. Romeo and Juliet then have to hide their love because of their feuding families that has been going on for centuries.
GANG LEADER FOR A DAY Most people have never dared venture inside a gang selling crack cocaine — not to do research, anyway. But as a 23-year-old grad student in sociology, Sudhir Venkatesh went against the University of Chicago's strident warnings to stay within the bounds of safety, visiting one of the city's notorious housing projects. Armed with only a clipboard and a survey on what it meant to be poor and black in America, Venkatesh was promptly taken hostage. Instead of being put off for good, he returned the next day with a better set of questions and wound up hanging out there for seven years to get the answers. The result is his new book, Gang Leader for a Day.
November 15, 2011 American Literature Symbolism in “The Catcher in the Rye” Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye” was published in the 1950's and considered controversial as a result of its content. “Many argue that Catcher is too immoral and too immature to be considered as a serious literature (Moore).” This novel follows, Holden Caulfield, in a mental institution where he is recovering from a recent mental breakdown. The entire novel is a flashback of the events that had led up to his emotional destruction. The journey begins him leaving the boarding school he had been attending because of lackluster grades. Holden had been sent to boarding school by his parents.
Social and Culture - Continuity and Change Question 1: Plot Summaries Episode 5889: * Evie and her brother Oscar discover their godparents (Hannah and Zac) have begun an intimate relationship. This angers the siblings, as they’re concerned for who will look after them if they break up due to the fact that their parents passed away and are being taken care of by the Hannah and Zac. * Two brothers discuss a drink-spiking incident in which one brother spiked the other brothers girlfriends (Maddy) drink. This causes great conflict between the couple and the two brothers. * Spencer attempts a romantic evening for his girlfriend Sasha.