It also reveals him as an insensitive character who has prejudiced notions about a variety of subjects. The climax toward which the story moves—a confrontation between the narrator and the blind man—begins when the wife goes to sleep and the two men drink and smoke marijuana together. The encounter is triggered by a program on television about Christianity in the Middle Ages—which the narrator watches because there is nothing else on.
This story also presents a difference between looking, which is physical vision, and seeing, which understands people.
Therefore, with a little help from Robert, he learns how to change his bad attitude, to care about his wife, and to look back at his life style. The narrator is misconception about blind people because he thinks that blind people usually isolate themselves from the social.
It is impossible for a blind man to marry a normal person, who does not have any disabilities. In addition, before getting married, people tend to spend time together to know more about each other. Although Robert has a physical disability, he has a beautiful gift, the ability to listen to others; it allows him to understand his wife.
Often, a judgment we make are based on our mind instead of what it is. The narrator misunderstands not only Robert but also his wife.
One thing leads to another, the narrator assumes that his wife and Robert are having an affair since she contacts with Robert. She also tries to commit suicide by taking pills.
In that situation, a person usually leaves her husband, or talk to friends in order to forget about the current life. There is no wonder why she contacts with her previous boss, Robert. We can understand why the narrator gets mad at her since she keeps exchanging tapes with Robert. His wife is tired of her life, and Robert has lost his wife for cancer.
All of the questions and assumptions about his wife have been answered when he meets and talks to Robert.Cathedral is a collection of short stories by Raymond Carver. Each story explores everyday moments in humanity, as well as common issues like relationships and alcoholism.
Carver’s writing style is minimalist, so there are no moments of long description of setting or characters/5. The narrator gains insight into his own life when he draws a picture of a cathedral with Robert, realizing for the first time that looking inward is a way to gain greater knowledge and a .
Raymond Carver's short story "Cathedral" is not said to take place in a specific city, but we may infer that "Cathedral" likely happens somewhere in New York. At the story's open, the narrator. "Cathedral" is narrated by a man whose wife has invited an old friend to visit their home.
The old friend, Robert, is blind, which the narrator identifies as Robert's defining characteristic. As the story begins, the narrator is troubled by the impending visit for reasons he can't quite explain. Behbud Muhammedzade Prepared by Niwar A.
Obaid January 16, Introduction Raymond Carver is said to be one of the most influential American short-story writer and poet in the second half of 20 th century, a major force in the revival of the short story in the .
Cathedral By Raymond Carver () This blind man, an old friend of my wife’s, he was on his way to spend the night. His wife had died. So he was visiting the dead wife’s relatives in Connecticut. He called my wife from his in-law’s. Arrangements were made. He would come by train, a five-hour trip, and my wife would meet him at the station.