Paul's Case Literary Analysis
Point of View
The third person omniscient narrator gives greater insight into Paul's situation. By showing his peers' and teachers' opinions of Paul, we see how bizarre Paul comes off to the rest of the world. The narrator also shows us Paul's thoughts, by which we gain insight into Paul's reasoning. This image is representative of the point of view because the narrator sees the story from all perspectives, much like a bird's eye view.
Over his bed pictures of George Washington and John Calvin hang, much like the image of George Washington at left. These images represent traditional American values and his ordinary background. These symbols emphasize how anonymous he feels and his desire to become recognized, in his case through material wealth and culture.
Hanes. Portrait People Sadness Man Stand Alone. Digital image. Pixabay.com. N.p., 11 Aug. 2012. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.
Nemo. Animals Cartoon Eagle Birds Bird Flying Eagles. Digital image. Pixabay.com. N.p., 03 Apr. 2012. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.
Nemo. Money Wings Eco. Digital image. Pixabay.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.
PublicDomainPictures. New York City Skyline Nights Lights River. Digital image. Pixabay.com. N.p., 17 Feb. 2012. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.
Washington Monument. Digital image. Baltimore.shownbypictures.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.