Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament
Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Red Carnations
This one's a freebie:His teachers felt this afternoon that his whole attitude was symbolized by his shrug and his flippantly red carnation flower, and they fell upon him without mercy, his English...
Windows and Glass
Paul spends so much time peering in windows that we're pretty sure he's going to end up with a restraining order some day. After his night ushering at Carnegie Hall, he follows the lead soprano bac...
All aboard, Shmoopers. You may have noticed that trains are important in this story. They take Paul from place to place, and, well, you know what happens at the end. (If you don't, check out "What'...
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