Throughout the story, the Narrator exhibits a lack of self-awareness and insight with the people around him. Not only does this affect how he acts, but also others around him. His personality causes him to have no friends, only his wife, in which he misunderstands a countless number of times. For example, he feels jealous when his wife talks about her preceding husband, the military officer in the flashbacks. The Narrator thought, “Her officer—why should he have a name?”
People can understand the tone by reading what the narrator has to say about the blind man. The narrator explains to the wife that he really did not want a blind man at his house, and won’t know how to act with a blind man. Instead of giving the blind man a chance, he starts complaining. The narrator would make jokes like “what side of the train did you sit on” (Carver,133), not thinking the old man could answer, although he could. The narrator also would stereotype the blind man by saying to himself, “I thought glasses were a must for blind people” (Carver,133).
Envy and Jealousy The narrator the husband in the story Cathedral uses emotion as judgment before getting to know Robert’s wife’s close friend she hasn’t seen him in a while. That was because he didn’t known about the visit she arranged it and planned it. To him it is a blind man a stranger who knows only his wife is coming over for the night. Not the recipe for the good night that is since there are those who aren’t pleased with strangers coming over.
At the beginning of “The Cathedral” the narrator is deemed as a non-loving, bad-mannered, and insensitive man, although one evening spent with the blind man
The husband’s actions and behavior change drastically throughout “Cathedral”. He went from a stubborn attitude towards Robert to being sympathetic at the end. The very first line of Cathedral the husband refers to Robert as “this blind man”, which gives you a little taste of his attitude towards blind people. The husband isn’t very enthusiastic about Robert coming to stay with him and his wife because Robert
In Cathedral Carver’s tone is very pessimistic in the beginning, displaying the fact that he is not looking forward to hosting a blind man in his home that he has never met and seemingly has no interest in meeting. The main character talks about the blind men he had seen in the movies and even jokes around with his wife about what activities they could do together, and all the while he has is dreading the upcoming meeting with the old blind man. However the tone takes a turn for the better as the main character talks, drinks, smokes, and ultimately draws with the old man during this eye opening experience. In Little Things and Why Don’t You Dance the author uses a similar tone, one that is sad. In each of the stories there is a divorce taking place in the household and they are in the middle of a separation.
"My idea of blindness came from the movies… A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (261), a quote by Raymond Carver in his short story, “The Cathedral” about being judged before getting to know someone. A blind man, named Robert, got judged by the narrator, also known as Bub because he based Robert on the idea media placed on the blind during their time. The theme of this story does not always believe stereotypes are the way people truly are. The theme speaks to me because my younger brother, Andrew, has autism and he is constantly being judged and criticized for his behavior.
In the story it said "and he told her." but it didn't tell us what he told her. That caused us to question ourselfs about what he had told her, causing us to be very confused. Soon later we imagined what he had told
However, when Phoebe insists that either he stay or she goes with him, Holden decides that he doesn’t want to escape anymore. Sadness is a theme in both The Laughing Man and The Catcher in the Rye, however, it is more pronounced in the latter. In The Laughing Man, the Chief becomes very sad because he has to break up with his girlfriend. This sadness results in the death of The Laughing Man, which results in the sadness of the children.
Robert. The story is about two blind men who have a different type of blindness - one is psychologically blind in the mind. The other is a physically blind and visually obstructed. The problem is that the narrator lacks communication with society and his wife and friends. He was ignorant and prejudiced around people with him because he never put his feet on another person's shoes.
When Mr. Udall visited the doctor’s office, he complained about how the medications did’t make him feel better, asking the OCD doctor, “Is this as good as it gets?” (As Good as It Gets). An example of when the medications fail Mr. Udall is when he takes Carol out to dinner and makes an inappropriate and callous comment on her appearance. Despite taking the medications and hoping to have a perfect night with Carol, Mr. Udall still gives into the nerves and anxiety of his OCD and unintentionally offends his date. On the other hand, more emotional and personal relationships and experiences throughout the story helped ameliorate Melvin’s symptoms.
Parlor wall TV The parlor wall TV represents an addiction by Mildred and shows that she more intrigued in the television, than in her own husband. When Guy Montag requests for her to turn down the television because he is sick, she replies "that 's my family" (Bradbury 49). This is a very important line in the book because it represents the relationship between Mildred and Guy. Mildred does not really have respect for what her husband wants.
In this scene Cisely explains to her sister Eve that what she actually saw was drunken harmless motions between their father and Mrs Maddie looking and dropping a bottle of wine. The second scene that I proves this is a linear structured film is when Eve is with her father at work who is a local doctor. While he is attending to a patient in bed, ve watches the female patient act sick but peculiar with her father. Watching the film you know she is seriously flirting with him but Eve 's character is young and naive and doesn 't see the obvious flirting but knows something up.
Next, Salinger unfolds how Holden allows his depression to impact his actions in The Catcher in the Rye. For example, Holden’s depression influences him to not call Jane. Multiple times in the story Holden thinks about calling Jane, but changes his mind at the last second. After Holden has a date with his old friend Sally Hayes that goes horribly wrong he meets up with his friend Carl Luce for a few drinks. After Carl leaves Holden stays until he becomes drunk and decides to give old Jane a buzz, but he states, “ But when I got inside this phone booth, I wasn’t/much in the mood anymore” (Salinger 150).
Also, when Holden wakes up to Mr. Antolini patting him on the forehead in the middle of the night, he tells us of similar “perverty” stuff that happened to him multiple times as a child. Therefore, he clearly struggles to trust anyone he both meets and knows, which shows his insecurity and skepticism of others. Another instance of this is Holden’s relationship with D.B. Although Holden says that they were once close, he now considers D.B. as phony because of the work he does in the film industry. In doing so, he loses a close relationship with his brother, just because he feels