Beulah! That’s a name for a colored woman” (Carver 3) As shown above, it is evident that he judges Richard’s wife based on her name without ever engaging in a conversation with her. Also, he believes that Robert would be a depressed man. Another belief the Narrator had was that blind men did not smoke since they could not see. The Narrator was thinking, “I remembered having read somewhere that the blind didn’t smoke...they couldn’t see the smoke they exhaled.
For the reader it is really easy not to pay attention to the story and instantly get annoyed. People can understand the tone by reading what the narrator has to say about the blind man. The narrator explains to the wife that he really did not want a blind man at his house, and won’t know how to act with a blind man. Instead of giving the blind man a chance, he starts complaining. The narrator would make jokes like “what side of the train did you sit on” (Carver,133), not thinking the old man could answer, although he could.
’’(A Stolen Day 307). He was talking about his mother and this makes it clear that he wanted more attention from his busy mother, which made him angry that he wasn’t getting the attention he thought he should have. A third difference is that Schotz decided to stay inside and rest all day, but the other boy decided to go outside after he rested for a short amount of time. Soon after getting mad at his mother, he left to go fishing without her noticing. He
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
The husband’s actions and behavior change drastically throughout “Cathedral”. He went from a stubborn attitude towards Robert to being sympathetic at the end. The very first line of Cathedral the husband refers to Robert as “this blind man”, which gives you a little taste of his attitude towards blind people. The husband isn’t very enthusiastic about Robert coming to stay with him and his wife because Robert
In Cathedral Carver’s tone is very pessimistic in the beginning, displaying the fact that he is not looking forward to hosting a blind man in his home that he has never met and seemingly has no interest in meeting. The main character talks about the blind men he had seen in the movies and even jokes around with his wife about what activities they could do together, and all the while he has is dreading the upcoming meeting with the old blind man. However the tone takes a turn for the better as the main character talks, drinks, smokes, and ultimately draws with the old man during this eye opening experience. In Little Things and Why Don’t You Dance the author uses a similar tone, one that is sad. In each of the stories there is a divorce taking place in the household and they are in the middle of a separation.
Through the use of diction, Meursault perceives life is meaningless, which leads him to have the absence of strong bonding with acquaintance around him. He indicates that he lacks empathy from personal and social level. Meursault is a simple man who lives his life in a stickler type and changes annoy him. As the novel introduces Meursault mother being dead, he shows lack of concern and a burden to visit his mother for the last time. “Maman died today...I don’t know … everything will have a more official feel” (Camus 3).
Bubba questions why he is the way he is an example is when he said " he is always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like his loss and some dream I was in like that Baba said frustrated almost angry. "Bubba doesn't understand why amir is so different so they are very distant leaving them in life and relationship with his father. Amir feels betrayed by his father because Bubba's actions so shows that he prefers his van because he is more man then send it from your invites Bubba said if I hadn't seen the doctor pull him out of my way with my own eyes I never believe he's my son. Amir is depressed because he isn't like his father and so is his father because he can't believe Amires his son. In the kite Runner Amir is desperate to find his father and try some mask himself to be more like baba.
Atticus seems to choose not to follow traditional expectations/ social convention concerning masculinity and femininity, for himself and his children. In fact Jem and Scout see him as an old man who does boring things, for example: “When Jem and I asked him why he was so old, he said he got started late, which we felt reflected on his abilities and his masculinity” (page 127; To Kill a Mockingbird). Mrs. Dubose then also criticises Atticus for not remarrying, which is could possibly be a subtle comment on his lack of manhood, and often sex related subject for men show them as someone capable, and strong. However when the children learned of his bravery and that could handle a gun, and went to fight against the lynch mob who were going to attack Tom Robinson, Atticus delivered an important message during this, he showed Scout that if people really wished to do something against society’s so called set conventions, it could be done, Atticus broke this unspoken law by defending a
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.
After they told him everything from start to finish, the old man stood quietly filled with remorse for them. The old man told them that the man had come by a day earlier and he did not listen to his advice. He tried not to get into very deep detail about how the man was ignorant and doltish the man was for not listening to him. An offer to stay the night and rest was offered to the boys but they declined it. The town, Dawson, was only forty-six miles away, they could make it there in a day or so.
The Understanding of a Blind Man In the short “Cathedral” the narrator is the character that is being evaluated on how he changes his ways throughout the course of the story. In the story a blind man comes to visit after the death of his wife. When the narrator learns about this he is not thrilled about the visit. The narrator’s wife is all to excited about the visit which does cause some tension between the two. The narrator changes slowly through the course of the story, but he does make a huge change from being narrow minded to open minded.