Paul's Case Essay
At his house, Paul doesn’t feel like he belongs here. Paul’s house is really old and he just doesn’t like the way it looks. He also doesn’t like the way his house feels For example, on page 4 Cather describes the house as “his ugly chamber; the cold bathroom with the grimy zinc tub, the cracked mirror, the dripping spiggots; his father, at the top of the stairs, his hairy legs sticking out from his nightshirt, his feet thrust into carpet slippers.” This quote describes how his father doesn’t really take care of the house and how it’s like a nightmare to him and he hates how his house looks. Another example from page 4 is when he sneaks into his basement through the window because he doesn’t want to deal with his dad again. Cather says “He is 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.” Paul is scared that he will get hurt by his dad because his dad will think Paul is a robber. But he would much rather stay down in the basement then go upstairs and face his dad.
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