Paul's Case Literary Analysis
Jeffrey Davis Jr.
Paul is an alienated, awkward and incomfortable in his setting. He loves art but his dangerous impulses with both life and money, intensify as the story developes. He is clinically depressed and it causes him to run away from his family, who doesn't quite understand his defiance. The narrator describes there is a "darkness" in Paul, which ultimately allows his depression get the best of him, ending with him jumping in front of a train.
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