The “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, begins with a seemingly “normal” husband is about to come to grips with an old “blind” friend of his wife. As the story progress the reader finds out just the opposite. Throughout the story the reader sees, by his words and actions, that the husband does not “see” or understands what Robert’s (the friend) blindness means, He cannot understand how changed or did not change him as a human. In the beginning of the story Robert seemingly makes the husband feel very uncomfortable, he does not know what to say or how to act around a blind person.
The author use of the title “Cathedral” was misleading at first. “Cathedral” is about a husband who had an interesting experience with his wife’s blind friend. The narrator, also known as the husband, had difficulty understanding other people thoughts and personal feelings. The narrator knew how important the blind man is to his wife, yet he still makes careless jokes about him. “Maybe I could take him bowling” was a comment made by the narrator after finding out that the blind man was staying over his house.
Consequently, they vocalized their opinions to Creon; making him short-tempered and depressed. He soon gave into peer pressure along with anger and introduced an alternative punishment for the two sisters. Creon said, “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” Though he tried to make a change, in the end he was still unhappy because his wife and son died.
People tell themselves they are happy without considering it. Like the time Clarisse asked Montag if he was happy. At first he thought to himself of course, but then after some time of dwelling upon the conversation he realized he was not happy with his life. The world they live in now is not
“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).
Of course this makes Hulga’s mom, Mrs. Hopewell, feel sorry for him. Just like the reader she has no idea what is actually coming. Next he wiggles his way in to an invite to dinner from the mother where he sees his chance to attack his second victim. At dinner the act is still on and is getting even better. He creates a character for himself.
In the story, Irene felt that “He was discontented, yet there were times when she felt he was possessed of some intense secret satisfaction,”. (pt.3) This quote conveys the idea that Irene is starting to become suspicious of Brian, because the part where she says “ he was discontented’ gives it away that Brian is not happy anymore. Whenever a man feels this way with their wife and has been seeing other women, it is because they don’t feel the same tension that the guy feels with his new women. It is ironic how in the story, Irene’s husband, Brian, is cheating on her, similar to Larsen’s situation where her husband had an affair with one of the staff where he
On the other hand, Starving is another symbol that the writer uses to represent how the family feels about Papi. Papi is starving his family of affection and love, while they all seem to desire some of Papi’s love and affection Papi seem very distant from them. Yunior disapproves completely of his father’s affair by the vomiting when he gets in the van, a van his father got to impress his mistress. The van is a symbol of Papi’s affair and therefore Yunior dislikes the van. The reason he doesn’t tell his mom about the affair is because he wants his father to like him in part and in part because maybe he does not want to see his family split and to see his mom suffer.
She confesses to him her dislike for Curley. The reader can't know for sure if Curley realizes he is disliked by his spouse. Despite this, his controlling behavior towards his wife speaks volumes. If Curley feels the need to monitor his wife afraid she'll cheat, he may well know she despises him. This yet again, is another blow to his self-esteem.
Obviously she’s being sarcastic. She does not like it when he does that. The narrator does not want John to laugh at her health. She wished he actually cared about her health rather than laugh. John continued to laugh at her health because he drove
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.
DeVito, 1996). This piece of evidence shows that Matilda’s dad is just being jealous of her. It appears that her dad never got the education that Matilda is getting, and is gaining envy. When Miss. Honey sees sadness wash over Matilda’s face, she remembers what her childhood was like.
He reads the letters every night. He 's in love with Martha, but she 's not in love with him.” Women effecting the men that who they 're not even with which shows a lot . The men idealize an ,lust the women and use their presence. By imaginations ,in letters and photographs that they have as a kind of comfort or some type of reminder.
Jean, I agree with your response and I aslo think Curley 's wife is very flirtatious around other men because her husband doesn 't give her attention. Curley 's wife can behave carelessly because there 's no other female around, she feels lonely and has no one to talk to. A good example of this situation can be on page 78 when Curley 's wife was talking about her violent husband. Caroline, I agree with your response.