The husband is obviously not happy that the blind man makes his wife laugh more than he does while he is not even able to do so himself. At the end of the story, the woman acts very oddly when she wakes up and sees that the blind man and her husband are hand in hand and drawing the cathedral. When she says, “What are you doing? Tell me, I want to know”, “I want to know” (Carver 252) makes it seem as if she had authority over the two men and that she feels that something was going wrong that she wanted it to end. When a relationship begins, the two people usually watch each other carefully and always want to know what the other is doing, and to see if it will affect their new-born relationship.
Ashley Dargin English 1302 Mr. LaFosse October 14, 2010 The Change in Life in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” This story is about a man who perception of what he thinks about meeting a blind man. He really does not care for the blind man in story because the relationship Robert “blind man” has with his wife. Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral" has a meaning to its title. His outlook on being around Robert changes through its course. The husband who does not have a name in the story, but Robert calls him “Bub” at the end.
Raymond on the other hand is literally blind, but can truly see things for what they are. The reader sees a transformation of the narrator from a man that undermines Robert for being blind to: a man that understands Robert and whom he befriends. The husband’s first thoughts were shown in the beginning of the story when he is describing Robert to the reader. Then throughout the night the narrator, husband, lets his guard down. After they draw the cathedral together the narrator can
We are introduced from the beginning of Raymond Carver’s Cathedral to a man that seems to be perturbed and agitated. The husband “ wasn’t enthusiastic about [Robert] visit, he was no one [he] knew. And his being blind bothered [him].” (20) He is uninterested in the relationship that Robert has with his wife. (21) The only reason he knows any thing about Robert is because she told him, he didn’t ask and didn’t care to know. We see how selfish and self centered the narrator is as he has thoughts of, “this blind man” “coming to sleep in [his] house” and telling his wife “maybe [he] could take him bowling” (22).
Cathedral by: Raymond Carver Raymond Carver wrote the short story “Cathedral” which is about a blind man who is very handy at everything but that he is blind he needs some help with some things. The narrator’s wife takes up the job to help him read reports and case studies. The two become very close then the narrator’s wife had to move away cause her first husband was in the army so they needed to travel but the blind man and the wife never lost touch with each other. The narrator did not really like the relationship between the two he was jealous of it because him and his wife were never that close. The blind man came to visit the wife and the narrator.
I wasn’t enthusiastic about his visit. He was no one I knew” I think that you should have been more specific about the way your wife’s relationship with Robert impacted your relationship with her. Including the way the husband viewed him as a person because of their relationship. I also believe you should have went more in depth on the effect Robert had on the husband life. The husband seems to really have a problem with the fact that the blind man touched his wife’s face.
He loved Allie then he died so now Holden subconsciously relates love with death, disappointment, and despair. While people without PTSD relate love with happiness, beauty, and stability. Also he has trouble forming basic relationships with people. With his roommates, Stradlater and Ackly, he admits to not liking them. He dislikes ackly for the simple reason that he has bad hygiene and it annoys Holden.
Gordie is faced with the neglect of his parents and feels like the “invisible boy at home” after the death of his older brother Dennie. Chris’s friendship makes gordie feel a lot better about himself and makes Gordie realise that he doesn’t have to live up to what Dennie was and that he can for full his dream of becoming a writer. Chris is faced with the problem of living under his bad family reputation but Gordie makes him realise he can escape from the shadow of his family name and tells him “you can do anything thing you want man.” This shows Chris and Gordies relationship is very important as they have both made life better for each other throughout the film. The parallel
The dialog was about how the narrator did not have in blind friends and with sarcasm he says, “Maybe I could take him bowling,” (Carver) the author shows the narrator lack of understanding of his wife friendship with the blind man. Maybe because of his limited experience with a blind person and understand where he is coming from. This lack of understand by the narrator gives the reader a little insight on the relationship be him and his wife. Where the husband feels like an outsider when Robert is joined them for the night. Due to the fact, he did take the time to understand his wife and her
Jessie Sweatt Eng 122-64 Pg 504 #2, #3 9/9/14 2) The narrator is upset about his wife’s friend coming to visit. He is upset about this because he feels a sense of jealousy towards the man. His wife has gushed over the time she spent with the Robert, the blind friend that is coming to visit, and this has caused a negative impact on her husband who not only doesn’t understand the nature of the relationship they have had, and why it seems to be so important to his wife, but also because she has went so far as to write a poem about it, which she only tends to do with important life events. As the night progresses, his attitude changes towards the man. He has a better sense of understanding why his wife was so drawn to him and ends up feeling