From time to time, the Narrator ends up jumping to conclusions too quickly. As Gisele Bundchen says, “I feel like when people judge me they 're not judging me, because they don 't know who I am.” As the Narrator jumps to conclusions, this affects not only him, but the other people around him, like Robert, which he misunderstood. In addition to this, he has low standards for blind people. For example, when Richard first came in and the Narrator saw him, he thought, “This blind man, feature this, he was wearing a full beard! A beard on a blind man!
He at first doesn’t know Robert at all, and since Robert was blind the husband didn’t know how Robert’s life was and didn’t know his limitations or his drawbacks. The husband is narrow-minded and cannot put himself in Robert’s place. He even feels that Robert has a better connection with his wife than he does himself. Robert cannot see but can understand a person’s feelings and emotions better than the husband could. The husband was prejudice at first.
The blind man’s wife had recently died and that’s why he was coming to visit. The narrator thought it was absurd that he was able to have a wife, he says it “ was beyond my understanding” (11). He even said how he started to feel sorry for the blind man for a minute then he began to think about the predicament the wife was in, and only the narrator thought was a bad situation. With him not trying to see the deeper effect they might’ve had on each other, he says, “And then I found myself thinking what a pitiful life this woman must have led. Imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one” (11).
In the beginning of the story, he was harsh and unloving towards his wife’s blind friend, although by the end he was compassionate and sympathetic to the blind man. 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
This theme is exposed through Carver’s description of the actions of the narrator whose lack of knowledge by stereotyping a blind man. However, the story takes an unpredicted and meaningful turn at the end when the narrator see things from a blind man’s standpoint. Since the beginning of the story, the narrator does not like the idea of having in his house a blind man. He does not know how to socialize with blind people because his idea of blindness came from the movies. He thinks blind people move slowly and they never laugh.
The existence of Tyler Durden and things that affecting the existence of Tyler are also analyzed The first conclusion is about the narrator’s characters. In the story the narrator is described as a cynical person. The way he reacted to Bob’s honesty about what happened to him in the past, and everything about those hormones and how he reacted to the condition of Chloe who are suffered from brain parasites, almost dead, and her last wish shows how cynical he is.He thinks that people are motivated by self-interest, he is distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. The fact that he never gave his real name at support group is also a proof that the narrrator is being cynical, the narrator does not believe the people at the support group is the reason. The narrator is also pictured as a hypocritical person.
The two poems contain complimentary warnings with Prufrock’s being in real time and the Hollow Men’s coming after the decline of humanity. In Prufrock’s love story, we see the consequences of indecisiveness in the context of one man: the realization life has been purposeless and devoid of meaning. But the Hollow Men’s cautionary tale depicts the effects of societal inaction and indecision: a world devoid of reality and meaning with its whole population bound up, blind and immobile. The men failed to use their voices and now are mute. They failed to use their eyes and now are blind.
“I wasn’t enthusiastic about his visit. He was no one I knew. And being blind bothered me” (104) The narrator has no knowledge of experiencing seeing a blind person. “My idea of blindness came from the movies” (104). With this, readers could sense that the narrator is jealous, grouchy, and angry that Robert’s presence affects the narrator’s wife because of the connection between both the wife and Robert.
Charles was born in a time when visual impairment and being blind was less common in the US. Southern African Americans was not giving the opportunity to have health care because of the Jim Crow laws and practices. People thought that Ray Charles was born blind but he just slowly started to lose his sight at a certain age. Ray’s mother had no patience for sympathy but his hometown Greenville, Florida pitied him a lot. Charles remember that, “When I got to feeling sorry for myself, she’d get tough and say, ‘You’re blind, you ain’t dumb; you lost your sight, not your mind.’ And she’d make me.
In contrary, he is not able to pick what is best for him. He says, “I am a sick man. I am a spiteful man.” (The Notes from the Underground, Part 1, Book 1, page 1). The narrator calls himself spiteful, but later, he claims that he is not spiteful, but he just wants to act as he is. However, in reality he has no character.