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  • Robert And The Narrator's Wife
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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...
  • Narrator's Belief Robert's Physical Blindness
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    The Blind Man The narrator in Raymond Carver's Cathedral is not a particularly sensitive man. I might describe him as self-centered, superficial and egotistical. And while his actions certainly speak to these points, it is his misunderstanding of the people and the relationships presented to him in this story which show most clearly his tragic flaw: while Robert is physically blind, it is the narrator that cannot clearly see the world around him. In the eyes of the narrator, Robert's blindness i...
  • Robert Moses
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    Review of The Power Broker By Robert Caro Robert Moses was one of the most powerful and influential men in 20th century New York. He held sway in both the City and State. From Mayors to Presidents were beholden to him at one time or another. He could be magnanimous at one point and ruthless at another. He started his career in government trying to end corruption and ended his career with his own island, complete with a full-time captain and yacht all at tax-payer expense. Moses eventually used h...
  • Roberts Desire For Edna
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    Thesis: In Kate Chopins novel, The Awakening the characters of the Creole men are diverse and different as the character Edna. Most of Kate Chopins stories center around a Woman unsatisfied with her position in life, while living in a man dominated society. The three main characters are typical men of that era. Chopin shows the diversity in each of those three characters. Roberts awakening, and the struggle to do what is the right thing. Alcee and how he is carefree and not concerned with societ...
  • Bub's Relationships With His Wife And Robert
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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...
  • Man And Robert
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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) ...
  • Readers With Some Background Information Of Robert
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    "Cathedral", by Raymond Carver is a short story about a blind man who is staying with at a friends house. The narrator's wife met the blind man while he was in Seattle about to marry a man. She worked with the blind man all summer and they had became good friends. Carver uses Characterization and symbolism as some literary elements to explain his story. People who have to overcome obstacles have a greater desire to understand how the world is because nothing has ever been handed to them. Carver ...

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