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Paul's Case | Study Guide

Willa Cather

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Paul's Case | Characters

Character Description
Paul Paul is a young man who struggles with his mundane lot in life. He prefers beauty and romance to the reality of working-class Pittsburgh. Read More
Charley Edwards Charley Edwards is a young actor in the local theater.
Clerk The clerk is a man in Paul's neighborhood who is married with four children. Paul's father wishes Paul to follow in the clerk's footsteps.
College boy from San Francisco The college boy from San Francisco is a Yale University student who Paul meets in New York City. They spend a night on the town together but do not become friends.
Drawing master The drawing master at Paul's local high school is one of the only teachers who wonders about Paul's true character.
German soprano The German soprano sings at Carnegie Hall one evening when Paul is working.
Paul's father Paul's father is a middle-class man in Pittsburgh. He hopes Paul will prove to be a hard worker and tries to steer him away from the arts.
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