Paul's Case Literary Analysis
Point of View
The author uses the point of view (first person ominiscent) to show the feelings of Paul and those around him. With this point of view, the reader is able to see Paul from multiple angles. The image correlates with the point of view because it is primilarily focused around Paul and his actions.
For characterization, Paul is clearly depressed and suicidal. Actions like "The sound of an approaching train woke him...he jumped." prove that Paul is unstable and giving the reader an uneasy feeling about him. The picture shows his depressed state in the darkness, I believe, the author wanted to convey.
The setting, primiarily New York City, is described as being not as grand as Paul had dreamt it to be. Paul's unstaisfication with every aspect of life (home life, schooling, now New York) proves his depression further. The image is of New York City, the place that Paul romanticizes, but in reality it's an average place.