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Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament

Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament

Quizzes

1. How does the quote "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. It was not that symphonies, as such, meant anything in particular to Paul, but the first sigh of the instruments seemed to free some hilarious and potent spirit within him (1.14)" reflect the value of live music? -> Recorded music provides a more intimate connection that is more able to free a response from deeper within our souls.
2. What is the significance of the following quote?: "Not once, but a hundred times, Paul had planned this entry into New York. He had gone over every detail of it with Charley Edwards, and in his scrap book at home there were pages of description about New York hotels, cut from the Sunday papers (2.41)." -> Paul has a compulsive behavior disorder.
3. What is the significance of the following quote?: "On the eighth day after his arrival in New York, he found the whole affair exploited in the Pittsburgh papers, exploited with a wealth of detail which indicated that local news of a sensational nature was at a low ebb. The firm of Denny & Carson announced that the boy's father had refunded the full amount of the theft, and that they had no intention of prosecuting (2.5)." -> Paul is a hillbilly.
4. What is the significance of the following quote?: ""[I]n his scrap book at home there were pages of description about New York hotels, cut from the Sunday papers. When he was shown to his sitting-room on the eighth floor, he saw at a glance that everything was as it should be; there was but one detail in his mental picture that the place did not realize, so he rang for the bell boy and sent him down for flowers. (2.41)" -> This fantasy reflects Paul's second-hand vision of what rich people do.
5. What is the significance of the following quote?: "He was horribly afraid of rats, so he did not try to sleep, but sat looking distrustfully at the dark, still terrified lest he might have awakened his father (1.21)." -> It is strange that Paul would sleep with rats rather than wake his father.
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