Pauls Case comparison

analytical Essay
855 words
855 words

As with almost any written story and movie there are differences, some major and some minor. This is the case with "Paul's Case". The movie has a few new scenes in it, yet the text goes into more detail of what makes Paul tick.
Now in both the movie and story Paul starts out at school for a confrontation by his teachers. Paul appears smug in both scenarios.
He also was behaving like a somewhat different young boy with his red carnation on his button hole. This demeanor added to his smugness. He bowed a theatrical bow when dismissed and ran with a feeling of lightheartedness to Carnegie Hall where he served as an usher. In both the text and the movie he went up to the art gallery and got lost in the moment and was just about late for work. The text states that Paul teased some of the other boy ushers and they called him crazy and knocked him down and sat on him. This was not in the movie. The rest of the events at Carnegie Hall remained consistent between the movie and the text. Paul had to seat his teacher and then he sat himself and seemed to drift away in his own state of mind while listening to the show. In the text after the concert was over Paul was restless and irritated.
He followed the carriage of a performer and day dreamed about walking inside the hotel, basically living in her footsteps. Suddenly the wet rain filling up his shoes brought him back to reality. This was a skipped scene in the movie. Both the movie and text show the nex...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the text goes into more detail of what's in it.
  • Describes the text and the movie he went up to the art gallery and got lost in.
  • Opines that knocked him down and sat on him. this wasn't in the movie.
  • Explains that paul had to seat his teacher and then sat himself.
  • Narrates how they can't bear the thought of seeing their father at the top of the steps.
  • Analyzes how the text and movie show the scene where paul asks his dad for cab fare to go study with a friend.
  • Narrates how paul, the next day at the school, in the movie, is with paul.
  • Narrates how paul goes to the music hall and they won't let him in, and charlie tells him that his father asked him not to speak to charlie.
  • Narrates how he is back to reality and on a train going to the train station.
  • Narrates how he runs to his room to pack and sleeps with the lights on.
  • Narrates how he goes near the edge of a wall and feels snow in his face and hot.
  • Narrates how the expelled man got him a job at denny and carson's. in the movie, he hears the train whistle.
  • Narrates how the waldorf man has roses brought to him and champagne in the restaurant. he has problems pronouncing items on the menu.
  • Narrates how the young man decides that he's out of money and has to leave. in the movie, they meet a man who invites them.
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