Envy And Jealousy In Cathedral

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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. Especially if that stranger is known by the spouse things go downhill when Robert reveals more. Not only did they have history he touched her face she had written a poem about him. We wouldn’t be surprised if his face was red while he tries to hide it away with a smile. There is nothing more…show more content…
It puts one in an uncomfortable position and also a questioning position but then again emotion before getting to know. Robert is blind which means that he doesn’t have the ability of sight. That is why he touches her face he is unable to see it so instead of describing sight he describes feeling. Compensating for a way to give complementary and the poem is to describe the greatness of him. The conversations between the two of them for the narrator this is a turn for the burn. He hadn’t any slight when it came to knowing Robert but that doesn’t stop him from being tempted to set him for humiliation. “Maybe I could take him bowling”, I said to my wife” (Carver105). That could be code for we’ll go out as I watch him make a fool out of himself. We don’t know the reason as to why he would even think of something like that. Then when the wife had brought Robert home drove her car and took him out the husband noticed that he had a beard. Adding even more to his envy since Robert in the husband’s eyes viewed him as beneath them. Things had gotten into that pen dropping moment when “My Wife said, “I want you to meet Robert. Robert this is my husband. I’ve told you all about him” (Carver 106). We can see how that would turn things even downer the moment that introduction went in and out. To be told about to the stranger who has history with the spouse we wonder…show more content…
Robert didn’t know what he was talking about so they drew one together. When the wife took a glance and wondered what was going The Blind man said, “We’re drawing a cathedral. Me and him are working on it. Press hard,” he said to me.” As we see the two are now getting along. Bringing this back to the situation the husband was using emotion for judgement before he has gotten a chance to know him. We see this in the beginning and here is why it went that way. There are those who basically stick to emotion about someone before getting to know about them. That can and is the root of prejudice. However as the bond slowly starts to build then there is the getting to know about them. Emotion is influential feelings such as frustration and anger are two that take over. Bitterness is not just easy to feel it is unhesitant with time it goes
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