The students showed this by becoming “listless” during his stories. His tone and words were always picked with sarcastic criticism, too; for example, “I don’t mean to be polite or impolite, either. I guess it’s a sort of way I have, of saying things regardless.” (Cather, 245). I think Paul used this to separate himself from the rest of the dull crowd around him. Paul hated his surroundings, he felt so disgusted by it all that he presented himself in the most obnoxious way; hoping that some day those around him would grow to appreciate his distinct
Paul despises his common life so much that he feels he must hid it from his peers through lies. He tells them false information of his ‘upper class’ life, such as announcing his travels to far off places, to make them believe he is above the average middle class person. Every lie Paul tells, the further away he gets from realizing and appreciating the good that is already present in his life (such as family) and from
This desire grows overwhelmingly strong, overtaking his mind to make an unrealistic world for himself, leading to a downward spiral that ultimately makes him take his own life. Deviant and outlandish lies towards Paul’s lifestyle are his easy way out of reality. He begins with disrespect towards the faculty in his high school in Pittsburg. Paul has no real desire towards school as a result he is suspended from school. During a meeting set up by his father to him back in school, Paul’s demeanor in eminent when he walks in.
In the beginning of the text, Edmundson depicts a classroom he particularly doesn’t enjoy on evaluation day. He explains he is fearful of the students will think of him but also states that he often gets good reviews; just not the types of answers he wants. He admits that he dislikes the image of himself emerges from the
Both Catcher in the Rye and Igby Goes Down are a clear representation of the youth rejecting the value of conformity in their contextual societies. Both Salinger and Steers utilize the characterisation of their young protagonists, Holden and Igby, to epitomise non-conformity. Both characters, of wealthy background, have been expelled from numerous expensive private schools due to inability to fit with social norms. Holden cannot stand the concept of the expensive prep school moulding him into something he does not want to be and hence, he fails to apply himself and gets expelled. Holden considers Pency Prep school, a symbol of conformist society, as “phoney” and full of “morons”.
Keller knew how Paul’s music would sound like and crushed Paul’s smugness about his ability, which was less accomplished than he believed. Paul thought of it as an insult and a waste of his time, as reflected by his strong opinion expressed with frustration to his father after the first lesson that, “He practically broke my arm… He’s a sadist,” when he complained to his parents. Knowing that Paul was an arrogant teenager who had been praised too much, Keller tried to teach him more than just the mastery of the piano, but how his attitude should be. Although Paul did not receive Keller’s message, later on he realized how much Keller had taught
In the book all off his class peers disliked him for no apparent reason, they thought just because he acted a bit weird they decided not to talk to him or pay attention to him. Robert did not care about school, he did not listen in class and his grades were not very good, he even said he does not care about school. So as you can see Robert Billings was one of those kids who did not care very much
Cather's “Paul's Case” is about a boy who is unsatisfied with his unremarkable life, lies constantly, and acts out to make his situation more appealing to himself and present to others a facade of false grandeur. The story focuses on how Paul is unsuccessful in school, whose actions and attitude disappoint his teachers and father, but manages to find ways to escape his droll life by working as an usher at a music hall where he interacts with musicians and actors, and eventually steals money from his employer to run away to New York for an escape of luxury and high living. Cather implies that Paul will be happier and better behaved if he is allowed large amounts of money and is given the finer things in life, although he has little regard for how he attains
According to the professional ethic we are the model of our students. Mr. Moore did the opposite, he ignored Joyce wend she asked a question and he said “I see there are no question. Class dismissed” with that attitude increased the cruelty, maltreatment and racism between students. The geometry teacher, Mr. Moore demonstrated his racism and poor values as a teacher by don’t let increased the integration in his class. When he heard the insults against Joyce, he only said “let’s get quiet and make the best of it” it is unacceptable heard a teacher said that.
This is a strong contrast to school where it is “nothing, related to nothing in his experience” and “the others do not notice” his plight. Billy too experiences school as an alienating space and upon his departure from Nowheresville, graffiti’s “may you all well and truly get stuffed”. This is contrasted to Billy’s experience of Wentworth Creek where he learns about the world through reading and he “can dream”. The boy in the short story is less articulate about his sense of place as belonging, but through simple figurative descriptions and tone, we know how much he