When first reading the story the narrator comes across as someone with a not so pleasant attitude. The narrator's wife and an old friend or hers named Robert; who is blind, have been communicating with each other for the past ten years. It's pretty obvious that the narrator is jealous of Robert. This is part of why the narrator has issues with blind people. “My idea of blindness came from the movies.
He appeals to the reader's emotion with words such as "feeble" "ineffectual" and "pathetic" to describe elderly people. These words are
White uses a tremendous amount of sensory detail in this essay, which allows us to feel, hear, taste, and see everything that White is remembering and/or experiencing again. “In the day time, in the hot mornings, these motors made a petulant, irritable sound at night, in the still evening when the afterglow lit the water, they whined about one’s ears like mosquitoes” (White 462). This quote is used to describe the motors and the sounds that they made at different times. He talks about these motors for the entirety of the paragraph, using sensory detail to practically make us hear what he hears. The use of these sensory details shows us that not only White’s experiences as they are happening with his son are vivid, but also how he can remember his own childhood so vividly.
The story follows the narrator encountering his wife’s friend Robert, who is blind, and assimilating his prejudices throughout the encounter. When the story begins the narrator is more than closed off to the idea of the blind man visiting his home. He is uncomfortable with Robert’s knowledge of him because he does not wish to associate himself with a blind man, a condition which he looks down upon. When Robert arrives, he attempts to be friendly to the narrator, a sentiment that is little reciprocated. While never encountering a blind man, he has many preconceived notions prior to his arrival.
The book, deaf again, is a witty tale of a hard of hearing boy to a deaf man. Mark drolsbaugh is is wonderful writer who explains his life as being “thrown” in to a hearing world. This book shows how much people didnt know then, and probably still dont know today, about the deaf culture. This book was very eyeopening for a me a hearing reader. Mark use of humor and witty makes this tale of ignorance about hard of hear and deaf children come to life.
The unnamed narrator does not see Robert, the blind man, as a person, but as someone different. The grandmother, on the other hand, believes in her appearance and belief that is better than other people. After the challenges they both face, they end up finding enlightenment. In “Cathedral,” the narrator was not certain on how to describe the Cathedral to Robert. The narrator resorts to drawing and with a pen in his hand, he had realized that Robert “closed his hand over my hand” and asks the narrator to “close your eyes” as they drew the Cathedral (75-76).
For example, when his father was talking to him, he described the voice as “tiny and far away, like people’s voices sometimes when [he is] groaning… Then [he] could hear that [his dad] was crying because his breath sounded all bubbly and wet, like it does when someone has a cold and they have lots of snots in their nose” (page 113-114). He compared how he heard his father to a routine he is used to when he calm’s himself. And when he described the voice, he compared it to someone having a cold. He does that because it’s easier for him to distinguish it and it builds up to what his dad is going to do and/or say. Finally, he uses simile when describing his father’s touch.
The narrator’s wife, from the beginning of the story, was telling him about the visiting of a blind man, whose she used to work for one summer ten years ago. They have maintained their strong friendship and keep in touch by sending letters and tapes recording; she told him about everything that happens to in her life, from her childhood sweetheart to the time that she
From that moment, the narrator show his true side to me. It shows that he doesn’t not care about his wife feeling toward the blind man. After carefully reading “cathedral”, the narrator is jealous of the blind man relationship with his
Carver highlights the narrator’s prejudice in the opening section of the story in order to reveal how the narrator’s bias against blind people in general leads to a preconceived negative opinion on Robert. From the outset, the narrator acknowledges his prejudice by mentioning that his “idea of blindness came from the movies. In the movies, the blind moved slowly and never laughed” (Carver, 1). The narrator’s negative prejudice is not caused by knowing a blind man; rather, it is derived from an external factor, demonstrating how the narrator has formulated an opinion on people he has never met. Consequently, the narrator assumes that Robert will conform to the negative stereotype present in his mind, and is unpleased about Robert’s visit.
Each and every author create a unique way of describing their own encounters that they have had in their life by bringing literary aspects and enriching the experiences from their lives and adding it to the story to place emphasis on the events that have had an impact on their lives. The author creates an emphasis on critical aspects of the story through the tone, where hearing the poet describing their own story gives light to what each poet puts emphasis on their own story and the influences that other people or have had on their lives. Not only does each poet have a unique way of telling a story but also their tone can describe many aspects of their life like what they are, passionate about, the connections that they have had which affects
Although, “The Old Grandfather and his Little Grandson” and “Abuelito Who” the genres that the two readings are classified under are unalike, their characters and universal theme expressed are exceptionally homogeneous. Furthermore, “The Old Grandfather and his Little Grandson” by Leo Tolstoy informs the reader of a Grandfather who lives in a tiny hut with his peasant son, daughter in-law, and their juvenile son. “When he ate, bits of food sometimes dropped