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  • Blind Man
    730 words
    'Cathedral'; The story is about a blind man who visits a married couple. He is an old friend of the wife, but the husband does not look forward to see the blind man (called Robert) because he does not know what to expect. He has never known any blind persons and his picture of these is based on a very little foundation. He has a lot of prejudices against Robert, but during his visit he changes his opinion about him. While watching TV together they get each other to know better and the husband fi...
  • Blindness
    458 words
    King Lear is in many ways like Nunez in the story The country of the Blind. They are both similiar because they both do not realize that they are both blind in what others think of them. They might think that they are right beacause both of them think that the people around them are inferior because of the way that they appear. But their judgement of appearances has blinded them. The first instance of blindness that we see is when Lear tries to divide his land to his daughters. He is blinded by ...
  • Blindness Jose Saramago
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    Blindness By: Jose Saramago When defining the word blindness, it can be interpreted in various ways. Either it can be explained as sightless, or it can be carefully deciphered as having a more complex in-depth analysis. In the novel Blindness, Jose Saramago depicts and demonstrates how in an instant your right to see can be taken in an instant. However, in this novel, blindness is metaphorically related to 'seeing' the truth beyond our own bias opinions. Saramago's novel clearly illustrates them...
  • 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...
  • Narrator's Perception On Blind People As Individuals
    808 words
    In Raymond Carver's "Cathedral", the conventional ideas often associated with blindness and sight are challenged. By juxtaposing his two male characters, Carver is able to effectively explore sight and its seemingly simplistic relationship with learning and knowledge. As well, he addresses the barriers imposed by the human tendency to rely on vision as the sole means of experiencing the world. At the beginning of the story, the narrator's perception on blind people as individuals who "moved slow...
  • White Blindness
    798 words
    To an extent, fear can be used as a way to mold society. The fear of terrorism set out by the event of 9/11 made it a more fear-driven world with growing minds of over analytical, blind, ignorant and assumable citizens, finger-pointing at others. But Jose Saramago's Blindness shows the possibility of fear molding our society. An epidemic of a bright, white blindness affecting all people, such brightness that no one would see anything but the white brightness itself, the novel uses this metaphori...
  • H Blindness
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    Magic Realism"h As Encyclopedia. com says, ! SS Works of magic realism mingle realistic portrayals of ordinary events and characters with elements of fantasy and myth, creating a rich, frequently disquieting world that is at once familiar and dreamlike. !"h Magic realists usually spawn from South American cultures. "h Saramago chooses to turn blindness, a common disability, into an airborne disease and has an entire country split away from Europe. Only a magic realist could create such fantastic...
  • Way Blindness Of Cross Dressing
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    ... e lawyer and a male clerk to take part in the trial. The reason why they will 'speak between the change of man and boy with a reed voice, and turn two mincing steps, into a manly stride'; (Pg. 62, lines 68-70) so they could have their voices heard in order to convince the Duke to release their friend Antonio from his forfeit. Women knew that men would only respect other men. Jessica cross-dresses to elope with her love, Lorenzo. The reason why she dresses as a torchbearer is to be able to wa...
  • Blind On September 11
    755 words
    Webster Journal # 3 Blindness in Ramayana Temporal Blindness is where we are "time blinded" to what actually is going on in life due to a focus on what is going on right now at this moment. It is as if we put something major important in the back of our minds and then our actions are greatly dependent on that important thing we put in the back of our mind. In the Ramayana, Ravana is temporally blind when he decides to capture Sita, which ultimately leads to his death. When Rama, his beloved wife...
  • Different Levels Of Blindness
    413 words
    Blindness is humans inability to see, that is to perceive visual stimuli, because of pathological changes in eyes, visual nerves or brain. Practical blindness is a term, which defines the vision loss to the extent, giving possibility to receive state grants and privileges. In the USA blindness is defined for people, whose vision does not exceed 6/60 for the better eye with the use of correction lenses, and the maximum diameter of the visual field is not more than 20 degrees. The main feature of ...
  • Blind Man A Bit About Cathedrals
    1,208 words
    Life is a learning experience but sometimes the lessons come from people and places we would least expect them to. This was certainly true for the narrator (who remained nameless) in Raymond Carver's short story Cathedral. A visit from an old friend of his wife's is going to take place. The narrator is not looking forward to it one bit. He is uncomfortable with the whole idea of this man. He dislikes the close connection and communication this stranger shares with his wife, but he especially det...
  • Eating Dinner
    960 words
    Blinded by Food Before I planned to blindfold myself and go through the weekly family Sunday night dinner, I knew one thing. That thing was: in this experiment I want to come a step closer, to see which is better; being blind or deaf. Hence, on this adventure I want to learn the pros over being deaf than blind and maybe the cons another time when I make myself deaf. Of course, I also want to discover the daily sensations a blind person goes through, as well as their daily difficulties, like runn...
  • Reader Into A World Of White Blindness
    1,126 words
    Blind Humanity The threat of blindness requires little motivation to strike fear into anyone's mind; where humans, as a society, rely on the visual the concrete to both explain and act upon their world or reality. To be thrown into a state of blindness is to venture into the unknown territories of the mind. Here, all Hell can break loose as the pretty world of the visual shatters completely, leaving only the essence of humanity to fend for itself. In Blindness, Jose Saramago takes this plunge, d...

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