The narrator is pathologically jealous, smart, witty, and insecure. His wife describes him as isolated because he has no friends and poor social skills. He is jealous of Robert the blind man’s relationship with his wife and even believes they are having an affair. His wife and Robert have a long
Cathedral Raymond Carver’s story “Cathedral” is a story full of moral lessons based on one man’s prejudice toward another. Set in the New York home of a nameless narrator and his wife, the story is about a blind man, Robert, who comes to visit the couple, and the conflict that each character faces in the midst of his visit. “His wife had died. So he was visiting the dead wife’s relatives in Connecticut,” the narrator states (19). The narrator’s obvious bitterness toward Robert is clearly conveyed in this statement by the lack of sensitivity in his use of the term “dead wife”.
The blind man came to visit the wife and the narrator. The narrator was very mean towards him because he only thought about blind people through the stereotypes he has heard about on TV. The blind man whose name is Robert is a very caring and very open-minded and very connected to everything where the narrator is very mean, very lazy and likes to sit around and watch his TV all day and criticize people and is not connected to anything he is always to himself. The symbol in this short story is blindness and this is demonstrated structurally and thematically. Blindness is important structurally because the blind guy Robert even though he was not able to see he could of still pictured the beauty in his wife.
He also claims that his friends know he is an cataleptic so he has been saved of premature burial, and that the doctors can tell because the body will not begin to decay. The narrator describes the two forms his attacks take: nearly comatose but somewhat conscious of the world around him or completely comatose and unaware of his surroundings. What would life be like if you experienced these symptoms? If I experienced these symptoms I would become very afraid. Being in complete blackness and knowing that I can't come out
We can see that Curley’s wife is portrayed by Steinbeck as a ‘tart’ in the beginning of the book, she is not cared for or liked by many of the men on the ranch at all as she irritates them and they think that she is not loyal towards Curley. However, by the end of the book the reader feels sorry for her as we see deeper inside her and see how lonely she is, she only has the image of a tart because she is so alone and the only way she knows to make friends is by being a flirtatious person. The first mention of Curley’s wife is in chapter 2 when George and ‘the swamper’ are talking about her. They say that she is ‘Purty ... but- well-she got the eye’. They mean that she is always looking and flirting with other men.
The narrator does not seem to be close with his wife at all, he makes horrible jokes to her, and it is as if he knows that their marriage is not where it should be. The narrator’s wife comes off as being somewhat happy, but with every little remark that her husband makes just makes her seem to be unhappy. Their marriage does not seem to be where it should be, the conversations that they have seem to be very strained and it is as if they barely care for one another. Their marriage seems to be at the edge do to the fact that the narrator being ignorant and not only about the blind man but also about life. As the story progresses, the two men sit and “watch” cathedrals on TV.
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.
I believe that when they first got married there was some kind of love in their relationship, but when they realized they could not conceive a child Don Elias blamed his wife. Even though it was most likely he was the infertile one, he treated her as if all she was good for was to take care of him like a maid. This is what made her a hard, bitter old woman. Dona Matilida believes it was her fault, and feels guilty about not being able to provide him with a child he so greatly desired. This caused her to turn a blind eye to what he was doing around town with other women.
Because of this, he embodies an angry character, which he then takes out on the people around him, including his loved ones. In the movie adaptation of the short story “In a Grove”, the wife of the samurai was unhappy in her marriage, unbeknownst to her husband, and felt oppressed, so she tried to use Tajomaru, a criminal, as a way out of it. Because she did not want to be honest with her husband about the way she felt, the wife lived an unhappy life, and endured a traumatic experience trying to get out of it. Unlike the wife, Tajomaru was very honest about the crimes he had committed and the things he wanted, and therefore lived a happier and more carefree
Married to John, and has 3 sons. Conflicts she encountered: * Elizabeth and John Proctor are in conflict with one another because John has had an affair with Abigail Williams, a young woman who used to work for them and whom Elizabeth fired due to her involvement with John. * Abigail hates Elizabeth for firing her and taking her away from close proximity to John, which causes her to be one of the wrongly accused people of witchcraft. How did she deal with the conflict? * Elizabeth dealt with her husband’s affair by coming to realize that she may have been partly at fault for her husband's unfaithfulness, because she was not always as warm and loving as she could have been.