In this short story the narrator was uncomfortable with the idea of another man coming to stay in his home not to mention a blind man. At the beginning of the story, the narrator and his wife had a conversation about his soon arrival. His wife said, “If you love me , you can do this for me. If you don’t love me, okay. But, if you had a friend, any friend, and the friend came to visit, I’d make him feel comfortable” (Carver, 142).
She was looking at her husband but couldn’t see him for whom he really was. Leguin opens up the story with the wife saying that she doesn’t understand it and that she doesn’t believe it happened and although she saw what happened she refuses to believe it. She refused to believe it even though she saw it her own eyes because he was a gentle and kind-hearted man. The facts were shown to her and there was no denying the event that occurred yet she refused to believe it because her perception of her husband wouldn 't allow her to accept it. Throughout the story, the wife describes he character of the husband and his traits.
In the world of literature, stories are often released for the purpose of social commentary or even to reflect on the authors past in a that its similar to an autobiography. Raymond Carver is a unique author often creating short stories that are of his own personal life through fictional characters that embody the turmoil he has gone through and social commentary on social issues. This is seen especially in his 1981 short story, Cathedral with a revised version being released in 1983, but we are gonna focus on the 1981 original. Cathedral’s plot centers around a blind man named Robert who after his wife dies, he lives with his departed wife’s friend who soon alongside her husband, helps teach Robert to learn a new way of seeing. The plot of the story while simple, is very complex under the surface, being a plot that is about three people who is dependent on each other and the connection that develops.
Another explanation for her depression, which I believe also to be inconsequential, is the husband’s sudden change in morals, from a charitable attitude of helping people to one driven by financial gain. It isn’t directly stated whether this change is caused by greed or by a new to provide for his wife. The final possible reason, which I believe is the most significant factor, is Sharon’s change in environment, from an intellectually engaging job where she was helping people, to a meer housewife stuck at home. Sharon had dedicated her life to her work, and was remarkable in her field of microbiology, but ended up staying at home to care for Jimmy, which was what I believe lead to her depression. Although Sharon had experienced many traumatic changes in her life, resulting in a depressed and debilitated state, the most significant factor was her change of environment and
Anne was a hardworking woman, and throughout her life of travel and hardships, she still wrote some of the most famous poems ever written. Anne Dudley married Simon Bradstreet, who was an apprentice of her father, the Puritan Earl of Lincoln. While married, the Bradstreets and Dudleys lived together in a house located in Salem, Massachusetts, while living a spartan lifestyle. Anne’s father, Thomas, even complained of there not being a table to eat or work on. This situation of living between the families grew tense, and Anne and
In the short story, “Sorry for the Loss”, written by Bridget Keehan in 2008, the reader follows a woman who works for a prison chapel and must tell one of the inmates that his grandmother has passed away. In the story the reader is able to see how the protagonist sees the world and the people around her. In the short story, “Sorry for the Loss”, the story is told by a third person narrator, who has a lim-ited omniscient point of view, due to the fact that the narrator only tells the reader of what the protagonist thinks and feels. Furthermore, the narrator also describes the other characters, through the eyes of the protagonist, Evie. It says in the story, “A number of possible Victors flit through her mind.
“Night” by Bret Lott and “Worry” by Ron Wallace are two short stories that, even if they are different, they have similarities between them. Bret Lott shows up a father and his concerns about his child. Ron Wallace, in change, shows up the parents’ concerns about their daughter (and their house). At “Night” we can appreciate how the father worried about his kid just because he woke up and heard the child breathing. In “Worry” we can see the mother talking, arguing and even fighting for her daughter with her husband, he does not pay attention to what she is saying; his worries are all about his house.
Mildred would prefer to listen to her seashells than to actually know where she met her husband of many years. She couldn’t care less about how much the situation bothers him. In fact, this lack of empathy due to technology use has been seen in many studies. These studies have proven that there is an absence of care “because technology tends to decrease face-to-face interaction” (“Does Technology Affect Empathy?”). People literally see less of one another and spend more time alone.
He is very aware of the fact that she does not care much about him, and he expresses that by mentioning that she probably would not care if he wandered off in the middle of the night with her being fully aware of it, which is very unusual since a considerate and loving mother would care. There is also a lot of distrust between them, which is expressed very strongly here: ‘’It’s probably bullshit, with her you can never tell.’’ (P. 1, l. 12) Here Matt feels like he cannot really tell if his mother is speaking the truth or not. Matt has grown up with a mother who was rarely ever there for him, so he feels let down and abandoned by her, which of course has led to him feeling like she cannot be trusted, and that she is unreliable in all kinds of
What are you going to do if they tell you what you did is right even though you feel it is wrong? A bride in “The Farmer’s Bride” was scared and didn’t want to do anything with him. The farmer was very patient and let her sleep in the attic. In that situation, most of the farmer will force his wife to sleep on the same bed with him. But, for him, he didn’t forced her to sleep with him on the same bed.