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sorry i was m.i.a. for a little while. that's a really good question it got me thinking. i wonder though if the talent made him shallow or was he shallow to start with? i think that you really don't want to see a shallow person so talented because you know it's just going to inflate their ego even more.
rkubie wrote:Hi Kat,I think I had a similar impression--but then found that art did seem to grow later in the novel. I have to say I was very happy that Paul seemed to "find himself" with a few paintings that he thought he couldn't show toward the end of the novel--that all of his ambitions about being an artist seemed to evaporate and at the same time he seemed to be painting with a real fever.Did it strike you how unfair it is that Neville is both so shallow and so talented at the same time?