Paul's case

Paul's case - Jade Martin EN 101.06 Mr. Legates February 6,...

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Jade Martin EN 101.06 Mr. Legates February 6, 2006 Paul’s Case For the longest time colors have been used for signifying meanings given to the months of the year, the seasons, religious symbolism, and for a lot of other every day life possessions. Throughout the short story Paul’s Case , the author uses numerous colors and objects to depict certain meanings and events in Paul’s life. As the story progresses, a deeper meaning of each is understood. Some of the colors Cather decides to use to portray Paul’s character include, yellow, white, and red. Each color symbolizes a different characteristic that Paul possesses. The first color that comes into contact with Paul is the color yellow. The color yellow is first introduced in Paul’s room. Cather describes his room as gloomy with horrible yellow wallpaper, and is just a dingy room in general. The color yellow has conflicting symbolism and can either be referred to as a warm color that denotes happiness, or can represent the color of cowardice and deceit. “This was a lie, but Paul was quite accustomed to lying….” (Cather 308). Lying to his teachers and the principal is just the beginning in his trail of lies. He then later tells his father he is going for geometry help, but really sneaks down to Carnegie Hall where he feels that he really lives. Paul’s
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