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Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament

Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament


by Willa Cather

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Sunday World (1.17)
  • "a sleep and a forgetting," William Wordsworth, "Intimations of Immortality" (1.29)

Historical References

  • Carnegie Hall (1.11)
  • Augustus Caesar (1.11)
  • The Schenley Hotel (1.16)

Pop Culture References

  • "Soldier's Chorus" from Faust (1.11)
  • Raffelli (1.11)
  • Rico (1.11)
  • Venus of Milo (1.11)
  • Martha (1.29)
  • Rigoletto (1.29)
  • Blue Danube Waltz (2.51)

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