• Through The Eyes Of The Blind
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    Through The Eyes Of The Blind You can never seem to know what's going on in another ones life, unless you put your feet in there shoes, so to judge, is simply ignorance. Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" is a story about how the narrator is uncomfortable with having his wife's blind friend, Robert, over. Roger has lost his wife, and to cope with her death, he planned to visit the narrator's wife. Without any knowledge whatsoever on how to act in accompany towards a blind man, the narrator seems to ge...
  • Child Development Four Year
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    In a typical four year old child, many social developments can be viewed. Four year old children are more independent of adults, but yet they seem to want attention from them, as well as peers. They begin to ask permission and they find that the like to have an adult nearby. A child at this age tends to find companionship with the same sex friends, yet best friends change often. During cooperative play they use a lot of verbal speech. A four year old child is able to play alone, yet they will st...
  • Wars By Timothy Findley
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    The Wars together much like a puzzle. When piecing together a puzzle it is crucial to first find the corner pieces. As when trying to understand the novel it is necessary to realize what the most important aspects are. Each separate corner holds together and is linked to another part. Therefore, to understand the pieces of the puzzle it is vital to analyze Roberts relationship with his mother, his sister and his father. Furthermore, an attempt will be made to reveal the strengths and weaknesses...
  • Stick To His Ideals Robert Rowena Love
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    Many people say that the metal of a man is found in his ability to keep his ideals in spite of anything that life can through at you. If a man is found to have done these things he can be called a hero. Through a lifelong need to accept responsibility for all living things, Robert Ross defines his heroism by keeping faith with his ideals despite the betrayal, despair and tragedy he suffers throughout the course of The Wars by Timothy Findley. Many times throughout Robert's life, all those whom h...
  • Robert Johnson Blues Music Guitar
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    ... feelings borne from a life of oppression and hardship, to fuel some of the most moving, emotion filled music ever heard. 'His guitar seemed to talk- repeat and say words like no one else in the world could,' recalls one of Robert's former friends. 'This sound affected most women in a way I could never understand. One time in St. Louis me and Johnson were playing a party. When we had quit, I noticed no one was saying anything. Then I realized they were crying... both women and men' (Finn 208...
  • Robert Herrick Man London One
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    Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London in 1591. Robert was the seventh child of Nicholas Herrick. Nicholas Herrick, his father was a prosperous goldsmith who made a will two days before he jumped off the fourth floor window of his house. Robert had to grow up without his father but he had some helps with from his six siblings. Robert Herrick had a huge family. The Herrick family had their hands on everything so Robert really could have decided on almost what ever he wants. In 1607 he was ...
  • Robert Schumann Von Fricken
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    Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810. The youngest of five children, Robert Schumannwas brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the local preparatory school, run by Archdeacon Donner. He had in fact already begun his education, with the young tutor who gave lessons in exchange for board and lodging at the Schumann home. At the a...
  • Cathedral 2 Short Story
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    When most people think of blind people, they tend to picture a person with dark sunglasses, a seeing eye dog, and a walking stick. These are stereotypes and obviously do not remain true in the case of all blind people. In Raymond Carver's short story 'Cathedral,' the main character is jealous and judgmental of his wife's friend who happens to be a blind man. It is the combination of these attitudes that leads to his own unique 'blindness.' It is through this initial blindness, that the character...
  • Magdalene Wood Robert Leather Animals
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    Robert leaves from London to Waterloo where he rides by train and reaches a town called Magdalene Wood. It is here when he realizes that he has been separated with his bag. Robert is now left without rations, clean clothing, and his gun. Magdalene Wood lies about 12 miles from Bailleul. Robert decides he wants to make it before sunrise so he must walk the remainder of the way. Soon Robert joined two horsemen and rode the remainder of the way. When Robert reaches Bailleul and stays the first nig...
  • Cathedral Blind Man
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    The protagonist in "Cathedral," Bub, is a man who has several defining characteristics. Bub is insecure, insensitive, and ignorant. This is clearly shown in Bub's relationships with his wife and Robert. Bub's insecurities are blatantly shown when he comments on his wife's ex-husband: Her officer-why should be have a name? He was her childhood sweetheart, and what more does he want? Bub resents the ex-husband for being his wife's first love. He would have liked to have had that role so he negativ...
  • The Cathedral Blind Man
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    ... over the paper. It was nothing else in my life up to now. Then he said, I think that's it. I think you got it, he said. Take a look. What do you think? But I had my eyes closed. I thought I would keep them that way for a little longer. I thought it was something I ought to do. Well, he said. Are you looking? My eyes were still closed. I was in my house. I knew that. But, I didn't feel like I was inside anything. It's really something I said." (Page 108). By becoming blind he sees clearly ...
  • The Wars Robert Picture Life
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    The Wars "A picture is worth a thousand words," we say. From the eyes and mind of the archivist studying the pictures of Robert Ross' experience with war, they are worth a lot more. The photographs in the epilogue of Timothy Findley's "The Wars" play an important role in Findley establishing both a trust with the reader, and a sense of realism to his war story. This satisfies the need for realism in his tale. The result of this image that is brought forth through the medium of the photograph, is...
  • Animal Imagery In The Wars
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    The abundant animal imagery in Timothy Findley's book The Wars is used to develop characterization and theme. The protagonist, Robert Ross, has a deep connection with animals that reflects his personality and the situations that he faces. This link between Robert and the animals shows the reader that human nature is not much different than animal nature. The animals in this story are closely related to the characters, especially the character of Robert. Rodwell acknowledges Robert's close union ...
  • Cathedral Blind Man
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    Blindness creates a world of obscurity only to be overcome with guidance from someone willing to become intimate with the blind. Equally true, the perceptions of blindness can only be overcome when the blind allow intimacy with the sighted. Raymond Carver, with his short story Cathedral, illustrates this point through the eyes of a man who will be spending an evening with a blind man, Robert, for the first time. Not only does this man not know Robert, but his being blind, "bothered" (Carver 98) ...
  • Robert E Lee War Mary Published
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    A Southern Hero It all started on January 19, 1807. A little baby boy was born, not yet know to be a hero. Young Robert admired two wonderful soldiers, George Washington and his very own father, Henry Lee. Robert was born on January 19 th to Henry and Anne Carter Lee, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Robert was eleven when his father died in 1818. Robert's father was a good soldier. Henry was a Revolutionary War leader and Governor of West Virginia. On the first on July 1825, Robert entered in...
  • Robert And Bub Drawing Cathedral Passage
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    In lines 117-124 in Raymond Carver s Cathedral Robert and Bub are drawing a cathedral. This passage is found at the end of the story and it details Bub s spiritual revelation. Bub s salvation and ascension comes through the interaction with Robert while drawing the cathedral. This is an enlightening experience for Bub. Robert is a man of great insight and helps guide Bub towards a spiritual nature of life. The drawing of the cathedral transcends the physical act of drawing to a spiritual awakeni...
  • Robert Frost Nature Life Poems
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    Robert Frost was an American Poet who wrote during the early to mid 1900's. He wrote about nature in his poems and expressed life through means of nature. He always used parts of nature to symbolize something that occurs in the real world. Robert Frost uses different parts of nature to relate to things that occur in the real world. Critic Malcolm Cowley says, "Frost is a poet neither of the mountains nor of the woods, although he lives among both, but rather of the hill pastures, the intervals, ...
  • Responding To Part Three And Four Of The Wars
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    After reading part three and four, I thought part three was much more significance than part four. Part three revealed much about the characteristics of Robert Ross and Rodwell, while part four was only written mostly about Lady Juliet's experience and thoughts of Robert in the hospital. Part three started off after the hit by a tarp into the camp Robert Ross located, which caused the surrounding mines to blow. When Rodwell went to check if the animals had survived after the blast had settled, I...
  • Doctor Man Edna Robert Leonce
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    The Awakening, by Kate Chopin is a work of fictions that tells the story of a woman name Edna Pontellier. At the beginning, Edna is satisfied with her marriage to Leonce Pontellier, who is a wealthy New Orleans businessperson of forty, and the father of their two sons. However, she is still searching for something more in her life, sort of meaning for her existence. While in Grand Isle, a summer resort, she meets a man name Robert. Robert is known among the vacationers as a man who chooses one ...
  • Awakening When Edna Swam
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    When Edna swam out into the ocean at the end of The Awakening, I think it was because she realized her situation. She was madly in love with Robert and she was married. Her husband, Leone, was much too proper and business-like to please her childish spirit. However, in the end, she understood she could not be with Robert. When she asked Robert to stay while she left, I think that Robert left because she was married. In Robert's short letter to her, he said, "I love you. Good-bye because I love ...