Lack Of Love In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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In the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the narrator makes it clear that salvation lies in human contact and connection. In the beginning of the story the narrator shows the lack of love in his relationship with his wife. When the narrators wife tells him about inviting a blind man over, he feels weird about it. The wife says “If you love me,you can do this for me, If you don't love me, okay”.(202) The narrator felt threatened by the man her wife was inviting over. The narrator had a hard time getting along with people and even so a blind person. When the blind man comes to their house, the narrator starts building a connection with him when the wife falls asleep. The connection started with cathedrals. The blind man had no idea

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