After one lesson, after a bout of Keller’s trenchant criticism, Paul “ran away, tears streaking from his eyes,” leading Paul to call him a Nazi. Paul also feels insulted when Keller has him play “Children’s Bach,” a piece he believed he mastered as a child. On their parting as student and teacher, Keller finally opens up to Paul, telling him of his past mistakes, however, Paul opted to leave Keller, to go on a date with Rosie. Finally, when Paul began to tour as a pianist in Adelaide, and sent Keller a tape of one of his performances, he is furious when Keller sends back a “book of notes” critiquing his performance. Clearly,
On his way to New York Paul hides himself from the passengers because he wants to ride alone. He doesn’t want the people to see how he is dressed because he is ashamed of his clothing. Paul’s desire for beautiful things was very hard for him to cope with. He would do whatever it took to be around beauty. When Paul was at Carnegie Hall he felt he belonged.
Unfortunately, he lacked the funds to live the life he not only imagined, but told constant lies about it. "He had autograph pictures of all the members of the stock company which he showed his classmates, telling them the most incredible stories of his familiarity with these people, of his acquaintance with the soloists who came to Carnegie Hall, his suppers with them and the flowers he sent them" (Cather, n.p). Paul went from being a boy who escaped Cordelia Street by visiting Carnegie Hall, to being a runaway thief to New York, to a boy whose dream of an extravagant lifestyle was ruined by an impetuous decision. While it was true that Paul did escape the mundane life of Cordelia Street to the vibrant world of Carnegie Hall and the stock theatre, he did not live the exquisite life he led others to believe. Paul really did have acquaintances of the stock theatre.
The alarm is sounded and Edward is left in the house and caught by the police. Edward is eventually not charged as an evaluation of him, proves he has no real sense of reality. Joyce a neighbour, who tries to seduce Edward unsuccessfully, spreads malicious rumours of Edward in which the town’s people believe and on top of the robbery too is made an outcast and the Boggs family who have taken in Edward are also made outcast. Eventually it escalates and the town’s people think and believe that Edward is guilty of all these malicious rumours and mishappens. Edward Flees to his home where he was made and Jim catches him in his old mansion.
Paul’s Matter A tragic suicide is the best way to describe Paul’s death. “Paul’s Case”, written by Willa Cather is a short story about a young boy in Pittsburg. Paul, the main character, has many problems in school, which are made apparent in a conference with the principal. Paul finds his life to be unsatisfactory and decides to steal some money from his employer and venture to New York. He buys an expensive wardrobe and checks himself into the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Alessandro feels for his eldest brother and decides to solve all his problems by planning a collective suicide of all the family members including himself. He is a mad epileptic, but evokes the audience into caring about him. Even though he obviously is suicidal and has an extreme case of depression, Alessandro takes on the families guilt of not being able to fit into norm. The youngest son, Leone, is stuck in a childish paradox because of the lack of parental attention. He represents the typical attention starved youngest child in a family.
Peter is passionate about swing dancing, even though it is outlawed. He pursues to be a swing kid even after he has been arrested and thrown into a Nazi uniform. Peter tries to follow his father's footsteps as he declines to inform the Nazi official about his boss that is helping Jews sneak out of Germany. Towards the end of the film when the Nazis invade the swing party, Peter stays to be arrested because he is no longer afraid of being a swing kid, he is proud. He fights the officers who try to arrest him but is soon handcuffed and taken away, most likely to his death.
It is at this point, the narrator finally lets go and deals with his own sadness. Certain events in the narrator's life such as the deaths of his uncle, father, and mother have turned the narrator into an unfeeling man who can not forgive his brother Sonny for falling into a life of heroine addiction. Throughout the story the narrator is angered by the the choices his brother makes such as not attending school, drug use, hanging out in nightclubs, and eventually his arrest. The narrator's anger is expressed in one scene where he goes to his brothers apartment and tells Sonny “that he might as well be dead as live the way he was living”(Baldwin, 2007). It is not until the narrator's death of his own daughter Gracie does he try to reconcile with his brother Sonny through a letter to the prison.
Seeing that Phil already has a bad attitude about even going to Punxsutawney, he especially isn’t happy about everything happening over again. Phil thinks everyone is messing with him. After the second day of yesterday being today he realizes something is going on. Phil takes advantage of the situation: he learns secrets from the town’s people, seduces women, steals money, and gets thrown in jail. Phil tries to get close with Rita, but every attempt fails.
While the groom is looking for the creature, he gets to Elizabeth, the bride, leaving her “lifeless and inanimate”. When looking upon the crime scene, Victor sees the murderer: “A grin was on the face of the monster; he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finder he pointed to the corpse of my wife” (Shelley 174). This evil act is directly caused by the creator’s rash decision to destroy the female and ruin his monster’s life once again. Many people agree that it is “Victor’s inability to see the monster’s own value and not his concern for the world that leads him to leave his “Adam” without a mate. This, of course, drives the monster to kill again” (Lunsford 175).