While the narrator tells us about his wife’s past we see his insecurities. When referring to his wife 's ex-husband he says, "Her officer- why should he have a name? He was the childhood sweetheart, and what more does he want?” (436). This shows how the narrator is insecure as he calls the ex-husband the “Officer”. He doesn’t give us the name of his wife’s ex-husband.
He didn’t feel for him and didn’t even want to interact with him. When the blind man had a beard, he was shocked. He expected Robert to the image of a blind person he had. Also, the husband has no knowledge of the world, he didn’t know what a blind man looked like, acted like, or even knew that a blind man could have a beard. It wasn’t until the husband met Robert that all of this
The narrator disliked the idea of the blind man Robert coming over to his house. At the beginning of the story, he is being sarcastic about Robert because he is blind. As the story progresses the narrator begins to enjoy Robert’s company. Finally, at the end of the story he learns something from the experience with Robert. Through the narrator’s character, Raymond Carver is suggesting that an individual should always keep an open mind because one can learn something from an experience even when unexpected.
The main character speaks of the blind in a repugnant way. He says things such as “his being blind bothered me” and “a blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” all within the first paragraph of the story. The author had included in the story that the husband had never met a blind person, so one could deduce that his negativity towards the blind was unfounded and ignorant. His wife, however, did not feel this way towards the blind man, Robert. “They’d become good friends, my wife and the blind man”; she liked him for him, and her willingness to form a friendship with Robert was not dependant on what disabilities Robert did or did not have.
He had a beard, was well dressed, and without a cane or dark glasses. This initially threw him off and the man's well-kept beard and milky eyes were not expected. They spoke for a bit and shared some Scotch before dinner. The husband began to warm up to Robert and began to become less worried about how he should act. After dinner they sat on the sofa and talked a long while.
The narrator is an extroverted man who's going about his life in the easiest way possible. He’s kind, social, has a good reputation but has some issues for standing up for himself. He’s overly sympathetic to his employees to the point that he cannot bring himself to replace them. Later on in the story, when Bartleby no longer work for him, the Narrator can’t help but still feel responsible for the ex-scrivener. His genuine sense of human compassion is what makes him a relatable character.
His eye would trouble me no more.” (Poe,1843). He had final killed to old man and he sounds kinda guilty. The significance of the narrator being a delusional mad man is that you can change the way that you look at the story. One more thing before we leave. What if the narrator was a calculated killer.
On the quotation; “I didn’t make up those words. So why did i feel guilty?” it is seen the thoughts and feelings of Mikhail in the form of an interior monologue. By sharing the personal dilemmas of the character, the audience can understand his personality. The use of the rhetorical question, not only is an element of diary entry, but also shows his inner doubts that he can not answer. In the case of this narrator, the Character is chosen by Dunmore to give his view, as the father of Anna, who will shock the reader as he is mysterious, as not even her daughter knows what happens in his life.
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.