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  • Ancient Times Of The Greeks
    299 words
    Homer Homer, a greek poet and one of the first of his time wrote, 'The Odyssey and The Iliad. ' There is much not known about this man but the few pieces of information written about him. He is believed to lived between 1100 through 800 B.C. seeing how The Iliad revolves around the Trojan War. Many historians believe him to be the first of man to write literature of the western world. The only resources on him are from the ancient times of the Greeks. The Greeks looked at him as the greatest poe...
  • Blind Man As The Narrator
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    Ray Carver's character Bub, in Cathedral, seems irritated and sometimes hostile. His lack of self-endurance is portrayed in his initial actions. The vehemence of his prejudice is surprising. His initial anger and anxiety seem way out of proportion to the situation, as if the blind man were threatening to him somehow. Ray Carver shows his negative character in the introduction, and proceeds to change his character in the closing. In the early part of the story the narrator (which is the main char...
  • Husband's Perception Of The Blind
    444 words
    At a glance Carver's writing style of the "Cathedral" seems simple but after further interpretation of the story one realizes that the "Cathedral" is about the interactions and epiphanies that regular people have that changes their entire life. This idea is perfectly represented at the end of the "Cathedral", throughout the story the husband knew nothing about blind people and wondered how can they live their life without being able to see. He continually made references to the effect of how can...
  • Blind Man And The Husband
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    Raymond Carver's Cathedral The Husbands Enlightenment Raymond Carvers "Cathedral" is narrated from the point of view of a hostile and ignorant husband, whose wife has invited a blind friend to spend the night. The narrator is, through his forthcoming descriptions of his wife and the blind man, viewed as extremely bitter. However, as the story progresses, the narrators tone and demeanor change from caustic to warm and enlightened. The story opens as the narrator explains that "the blind man" is o...
  • Time With A Blind Man
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    Jessica Boehme r Cathedral People in society are alienated in various ways. Alienations have a stereotype of being negative and offering nothing to the normal person. In the short story, Cathedral, a blind man, Robert, is the assumed alienated character in the opening of the story. The nameless protagonist is thought to be that of the normal crowd. As the story progresses it takes a surprising turn, and roles seem to switch. The characters can be said to be in a situation where the blind lead th...

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