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    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. “His being blind bothered

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    story based on three essential characters the narrator, his wife and the blind man. In this story the narrator who is biased and drastically changed when the blind man opens his eyes, makes him realize the importance of his life. The story begins by saying, "This blind man, an old friend of my wife, was on his way to spend the night” the blind man visits the narrator and his wife after his own wife, Beulah, dies. The blind man and the narrator’s wife are good friends since ten years as the narrator’s

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    friend of the narrator "Robert,'' is the blind man in the story. When the sighted man tries to explain what a cathedral is like to the blind man, his words fail. One man relies on vision to communicate, the other does not. It was like they spoke different languages. At the end of the story when the narrator says "My eyes were still closed. I was in my house. But I didn't feel like I was inside anything"? he means that he could somewhat see what the blind man felt like. Although he was at home he

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    time. Upon meeting the blind man, the narrator undergoes character development throughout the story, going from a very philistine, insensitive, blunt character to a polite, interested, perceptive man. Before the narrator met the blind man, he was a very impudent and narrow-minded person, but when he met the man it was as though a switch flipped, and he was opened to a different lifestyle. Our first interaction with the narrator is when he tells us about the blind man and we find out that

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    is taken in by a white family and has the opportunity to play football and be great. The Blind Side has two different stories found in it. One outlines the trials and tribulations of a young black teenager named Michael Oher. The other outlines how the position Michael will play evolves. The left tackle position is one of the most important positions in the entire sport, protecting the quarterback 's "blind side." The only way to convince readers of the importance at this position on the field is

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    Ethos In The Blind Side

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    In 2009, The Blind Side took hold of both the big screen and the hearts of American families. Since its debut, the movie has won 7 awards, as well as an Oscar. This inspirational movie fits into multiple categories: drama, comedy, sports, but most importantly biography. Since the movie fits into a variety of categories, it is truly a movie for everyone to enjoy. Throughout the movie there are powerful life lessons, but director John Lee Hancock did not need much help creating a plot since the movie

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    “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” Said Abraham Joshua Heschel. With powerful seasonal imagery Remember the Titans and The Blind Side share the goal of team unity as a means of fighting racism revealed the teams move from opposing offense’s and defense’s to unity symbolized by the wearing team colors. In a world of racism, where whites don’t like blacks and vice versa there was one this high school made up of black and whites. For the first time

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    In The Blind Side by Michael Lewis, he writes about the life of Michael Oher, an American young man, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He struggles with issues such as poverty, his childhood, trying to maintain dignity, and he hoped to dream of a better life. It is difficult for African American’s living in poverty to obtain their dreams, especially since they deal with many difficulties such as racism and discrimination. However, even though it takes a lot for one to obtain his/her dreams, dreams

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    faced with meeting a blind man named Robert. The narrator sees himself as superior to others and, in this instance, especially to the blind. Due to the narrator’s pretentious attitude, tension between the blind and himself is revealed when he says, “[m]y idea of blindness came from the movies” (279). In Carver’s short story “Cathedral”, the tension between literal and metaphorical blindness is most evident through the narrator’s insensitivity and bitterness towards the blind man. The character

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    “Cathedral” Carver uses a variety of elements to contribute to his story. When the story begins the narrator is trouble by the visitor due to the visitor’s disability. However, the narrator is rude and inconsiderate oftentimes making remarks about the blinds man disability to see. In this story I see that Carver uses the narrator’s prejudgments as a reflection of today’s society. As the story progresses, readers can start seeing the difference between looking and seeing, the potential for greatness and

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    Cathedral The narrator of “Cathedral” is a bitter man that is judgmental. He judges the blind man before even meeting him. He stereotypes the blind man from movies he watched, he thinks that they move slow and never have reactions. Also, he is a jealous of the blind man because him and his wife bond. She tells the old man more things than she shared with her husband. The first time she laughs was when the blind man was with her, and whole time her and her husband argued. The husband smokes weed and

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    symbolism. The story begins with the blind man. He is visiting an old friend and her husband after his wife recently died. The story is told from the husband’s point of view. The story being told from the husband’s point of view is important. The husband’s point of view allows the reader to understand the character the husband is. The husband says rude things about the blind man. He makes it clear he is not excited to meet the blind man. The husband dislikes the blind man early in the story. The most

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    with a blind man. Beneath the surface he finds a revelation about himself. In the beginning of the story the protagonist the narrator in “Cathedral” seems narrow- minded and an insensitive person. He is prejudice and clearly has some flaws about how he perceives others around him with disabilities. In the beginning of the story the narrator talks about his wife having an old friend who is on his way to spend the night who happens to be a blind man (Carver, 33). Instead of calling the blind man by

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    blindness came from the movies. In the movies, the blind moved slowly and never laughed. Sometimes they were led by seeing- eye dogs” (137). The husband built his idea of blindness from movies and he based it to reality. We call the husband blind because, he didn’t know anything about blind people. Also, the thought the blind people are different from the people who can see. In addition, what explain that the husband was blind, when he asked the blind man foolish question

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    he or she can observe the effects these substances have on the characters in “Cathedral.” One character in particular, the narrator, can be observed to have been affected by the substances. In the beginning of the story, he is openly against the blind man, but as the story progresses, his attitude appears to change after he consumes the intoxicants. The narrator in “Cathedral” is biased against

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    “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. From that moment, the narrator show his true side

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    is a blind man, he physically cannot see, and the narrator is bothered by that. But as the story progresses we realize that the idea of vision has a deeper meaning then we first interpreted. Although the narrator is physically able to see he his blind mentally and spiritually. Even though Robert is truly blind physically it seems as if the narrator is more blind then Robert. The narrator’s ignorance is what ultimately makes him blind. In the beginning of the story the narrator’s idea of blind people

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    Raymond Carver wrote the interesting short story, “Cathedral” about a blind man who can ‘see’ and the narrator, a man who has his sight, but is blind. The narrator is the protagonist in Carver’s story and is seen as a terrible communicator. Carver purposely has the character start off in a bad place and end up in a better one. The author characterizes the narrator and uses the plot of the story to show the concept that someone can have all senses and still be disconnected from reality and not understanding

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    The Cathedral by Raymond Carver is the story of a man, the narrator, who meet a blind person named Robert for the first time. He does not want to meet Robert, but because Robert is an old friend of his wife and an important person to her, he has no choice. During Robert’s visit, the husband is so uncomfortable and feeling jealous about his wife friendship with Robert. We can feel his jealousy, while the Robert and the narrator’s wife having conversations in the beginning of the story, “And then my

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    Blindness In Cathedral

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    A Blind Man's Perspective Can you imagine a life without sight? In the short story Cathedral, the readers come across a man named Robert who lives with such blindness. Robert is the friend of the protagonist's wife and stays at their house after visiting some family. This story focuses on the thoughts and actions of the protagonist who is only referred to as the husband. He starts the story with a brief overview of his wife's past and how she met Robert. After filling the readers in, he picks up

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