Has anyone here read that story?
Anyway, it's about a bourgeois Pittsburgh teenager who escapes reality by going to Carnegie Hall and later fleeing to New York.
My English teacher pointed out that Cather was probably a lesbian and demonstrated how Paul, the character, was homosexual. She's extremely politically correct, and she made it out like the source of Paul's misery is his homosexuality.
That's a bunch of bullcrap, in my book. Paul's problem is the banality of his bourgeois life, not his homosexuality. While Cather does hint that the character is a homosexual, it it not the point.