Paul's Case

Importance of setting

Around the turn of the century, Pittsburgh was a highly industrial, very grey and drab city, while New York City was an art-centered city that sported many rich people, many museums, the finest hotels and the some of the best music performances in the world. The transition from Pittsburgh to New York City in the story translates to a change from reality to the ideal.

This content is from Wikipedia. GradeSaver is providing this content as a courtesy until we can offer a professionally written study guide by one of our staff editors. We do not consider this content professional or citable. Please use your discretion when relying on it.