He starts the story with a brief overview of his wife's past and how she met Robert. After filling the readers in, he picks up the story with a conversation between him and his wife before the visit. He expresses some uncomfortableness with him staying at their house since he does not know Robert, and his blindness made his nervous. His wife asks him to try and make him comfortable
It could be the drinks they shared acting as social lubricant, but the tone of his attitude toward Robert changes for the better. He is impressed by Robert’s ability to navigate through the social occasions of meeting new people and sharing a meal and drinks. He begins to realize that Robert’s blindness is not nearly the handicap that he had imagined. When the narrator and Robert are watching TV, there is an educational program on about cathedrals. The narrator attempts to describe a cathedral to Robert, but is unable to do so.
The protagonist in Raymond Carver’s essay “Cathedral” is the husband of the wife in the story. From the start he was never too thrilled to be having the blind man stay with him in his home. He felt uncomfortable and he also had no idea what to expect because he had never been around a blind man before. After his wife falls asleep the man seems to slowly start to have a more open mind when it comes to the blind man. They start to talk and connect.
He is prejudice and clearly has some flaws about how he perceives others around him with disabilities. In the beginning of the story the narrator talks about his wife having an old friend who is on his way to spend the night who happens to be a blind man (Carver, 33). Instead of calling the blind man by
As the paper became marked with windows and arches and buttresses the narrator would begin to feel something that was “like nothing else in (my) life up to now” when he closed his eyes. Even after Robert gave him the okay to open them he didn’t open them, keeping them shut because he “thought it was something I ought to do.” (Carver 446) He doesn’t open his eyes for the remainder of the story, seemingly enjoying the feeling of this new
In my understanding of the story “Cathedral” by the author, Raymond Carver, in the beginning, the protagonist is not keen on the idea of his wife's recently widowed Blind friend, Robert staying the night at their home. The narrator seems to have a negative preconception about blind people, believing that they cannot live an ordinary life because they do not physically see the world as he does. Throughout the story, I think there were clues about how the blind man can see, through the use of his other senses, for example, the way that the blind man could see the narrator's wife was by touching her face, tracing her facial features with his fingers. At dinner, the blind man's sense of smell and touch guided him to eat and drink like everyone
In “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, it is a story about an interaction between the author, the author’s wife, and the wife’s blind friend, Robert. The blind friend was staying the night at the author’s house and he did not like the idea of it, but since it was his wife’s friend he dealt with it. The author gave characteristics to the blind guy and himself. The author assumed that blind people can’t do anything like a normal person does. The author said that “Did you have a good train ride?’ I said.
With the incoming of Robert, the narrator expresses his distaste for the blind and his arrival. He comments “A blind man in my house is not something I looked forward to.” (Carver 32). This comment by the narrator also gives insight to prejudice that he holds. The narrator obliviously has never experienced an encounter with a blind individual and has skewed perceptions of what the blind community is like. Later in the short story, the narrator gives the reader a full idea of his prejudice deposition with the comment “And his being blind bothered me.” (Carver 32).
You know girls at that age are mostly like to have only one topic to talk about “Boyfriends” yes of course that is also what we used to talk about not we but they .I had nothing to say to them I had no boyfriend. I was not going to admit it in front of everyone but I always wonder why I don’t have one while all my friends had them not that I was not beautiful but actually I was and much more than they were (giving myself too much credits) Wien would say “which boy would wish to date a nerd like you?” that’s how he/she is, always discouraging .a year later my family left to another city.at first as any other stranger I knew no one
In this stanza Neruda says that he is looking for her every day to go to her, but when he searches for her with his heart he doesn’t find her and she is not with him. Lines 21 – 24, “The same night whitening the same trees. We, of that time, are no longer the same. I no longer love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her”. The writer states the everything stayed the same like the trees, except for their relationship.
During those years, he only thought about Martha, not about his men or the war. It all changed when Ted Lavender died in front of him when he was daydreaming about her. Since then, he decided to forget about her for the sake of his duty and for his self-conscience. “… But I reminded himself that my obligation was not to be loved but to lead… and because I realized she did not loved me and never would.” That day he burned everything, all the letters and photographs, but still that feeling never went away. Today he carries another photo of her, a recent one, in his