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Paul's Case by Willa Cather - Socrates' Perspective of this Courageous Paul In "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather, Paul becomes aware of this fact that his lifestyle isn't exactly what could be known as "liveable." His physical house leaves something to be wanted, his teachers clearly dislike him, and his dad isn't the "version" daddy. Paul feels that these things are unjust and detrimental to his own life. Due to this unfair things in his lifetime, he decides to rid himself of them by working off. Later on when he decides to kill himself, he showcases his possession of those cardinal virtues. Paul's choice to kill himself is simply, and for that reason mild, wise, and brave. Paul is just in killing himself since he owns moderation. Socrates says moderation is agreement between the categories of society (432b). For a person, moderation is arrangement between the parts of the soul. Paul has moderation due to the simple fact that he does kill herself. The areas of the spirit were seemingly in agreement. Evidence that his soul was in agreement is that he wouldn't have killed himself whether it had been divided. The pieces of his soul needed to come to the identical conclusion. For Paul that decision was suicide; the reasoning part determined that the only way to escape his horrible life at home would be to kill himself, the spirited part really caused Paul to leap in the front of the train, along with the appetitive part induced Paul to desire to leap in front of the train. To explain what all of the means, Gary Colwell introduces this debate, "Harmony in the soul, in other words, in the individual, results in motive controlling and directing the individual's life, together with all the passions and appetites serving in subordinate positions under" (400). Ac...