Using these definitions of ignorance, it brings closed mindedness and stereotyping. The protagonists in the short stories “Cathedral” and “A Pair of Tickets” both show signs of ignorance in the beginning of their respective stories. In the short story, “Cathedral”, the husband is the protagonist. The husband shoes ignorance toward Robert, the blind man his wife used to work for. The husband made stereotypes abut the blind and pass judgments on Robert.
In the beginning, the narrator does not want this blind guest visiting him and his wife. He does not know what this visit will bring about. His wife was married once before and was divorced. “she told him about her divorce. She and I began going out, and of course she told her blind man about it.
He also isn’t paying attention to him. To rectify this, the care professional should be aware of the service user’s needs. A fault in this care professional’s strategy of communication is that he is using jargon the patient will not understand, this could lead to confusion and the patient being unclear of what needs to happen. There is no contact being used which could give the patient the non-verbal signal that the care professional does not care or respect the patient. There is also a computer in between them which could distract him.
Cathedral, by Raymond Carver, is a short story that shows how a person can be changed by another’s influence on their life. In this short story a blind man, Robert, is the person who changes a husband’s life, and ultimately awakens him to a new outlook on his own life. The Wife brings Robert, the blind man, to her house, which the husband is not pleased with. After making fun of Robert and being disgruntled with the fact that Robert is in his house, the husband begins to warm up to Robert. In the end the husband gets to see a glimpse of what it might be like to be blind, when he tries to describe a cathedral to him.
When Willy arrives, he refuses to listen to Biff, which angers him. Happy tries to get Biff to lie to his father, which Biff slightly does. Willy falls into another flashback hallucination, one in which his son discovers his affair with a potential customer in Boston. From that moment on, Biff had never looked at his father the same. Back in the Lowman residence, Linda scolds her sons for abandoning her father back at the restaurant.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS Argumentative essay Wuthering heights written by Emily Bronte is a story about an orphaned boy named Heathcliff brought in by Mr.Earnshaw who suffers at the hands of others, gains the sympathy of the readers. However his thirst for revenge destroys several innocent lives and thus earns him the status of a villain. Heathcliff one of the main characters of “Wuthering Heights” is the protagonist and also the antagonist of the story. To justify this we see that at the beginning of the book he is a protagonist and the readers feel sympathetic towards him. But as we go further we see his character change from a protagonist to an antagonist.
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.
A moment later, Joel's father disappeared; he was never heard from again. Next to tell their story was Casper Gattan, which was a name that he gave himself because he had no memories of childhood. When Casper Gattan returned from an out of town trip and was coming inside through the back door, he saw someone escape in the darkness just like Joel Hetman had. The last part he talked about is that he in a dream-like state strangles his wife in bed. Finally, the late Julia Hetman tells her story through Medium Bayrolles.
In the beginning of the story, Brother recounts the day Doodle was born, saying that he was a disappointment as soon as he entered the world. The narrator was not satisfied with his brother, which resulted in the horrible things he thought about him. Brother said that “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable…” As a result, the narrator enjoyed torturing Doodle, threatening to abandon him multiple times. He even took Doodle to see the casket that was built for him, and forced him to touch it. The narrator basked in the control he had over his brother.