Paul's Case | Study Guide

Willa Cather

Download a PDF to print or study offline.

Study Guide
Cite This Study Guide

How to Cite This Study Guide

quotation mark graphic
MLA

Bibliography

Course Hero. "Paul's Case Study Guide." Course Hero. 26 July 2019. Web. 22 Aug. 2019. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Pauls-Case/>.

In text

(Course Hero)

APA

Bibliography

Course Hero. (2019, July 26). Paul's Case Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Pauls-Case/

In text

(Course Hero, 2019)

Chicago

Bibliography

Course Hero. "Paul's Case Study Guide." July 26, 2019. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Pauls-Case/.

Footnote

Course Hero, "Paul's Case Study Guide," July 26, 2019, accessed August 22, 2019, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Pauls-Case/.

Overview

Author

Willa Cather

Year Published

1905

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Though the narration is in the third person, it is not omniscient but limited, remaining close to Paul and his perspective throughout.

Tense

"Paul's Case" is written in past tense.

About the Title

The full title, "Paul's Case: A Study in Temperament," refers directly to the protagonist of the story, an adolescent boy named Paul. His character is complex and troubled, and the story is in a way a study of his nature, expressed in the subtitle as temperament. The subtitle of the story also indicates an assumed level of rational or scientific approach to examining Paul's character.

Summary

This study guide for Willa Cather's Paul's Case offers summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.

Characters

Buy this book from Amazon.com
Cite This Study Guide

information icon Have study documents to share about Paul's Case? Upload them to earn free Course Hero access!