We see this when he talks about how Robert has a previous relationship with his wife, even though it’s not a romantic one, I believe that the husband feels threatened by this relationship. “…She hadn’t seen the blind man since she worked for him on summer in Seattle ten years ago. But she and the blind man had kept in touch. They made tapes and mailed them back and forth. I wasn’t enthusiastic about his visit.
The narrator conveys to us that “(He) stared hard at the shot of the cathedral on the TV,” and could not vocally describe it to Robert. (123-124) Robert asks the narrator if he ever has been a religious person, and he responds by saying, “I guess I don’t believe in it.” (124) The last thing Robert asks the narrator to do is draw a cathedral with the assistance of his hand (Robert’s) guiding his own (the narrator’s). In the beginning, the narrator draws with his eyes open. After a while, Robert says, “Close your eyes now.” (125) When the drawing is finished, Robert is completely dumfounded. All he can think of to say is that the drawing is, “Really something.” (126) It is obvious that the narrator is able to draw the cathedral with his eyes closed because he has complete faith in Robert’s ability to guide him.
The climax of the story, closer to the end is when the narrator and Robert share an experience together that is their ultimate bonding as acquaintances. As they watch T.V. together, Robert first asks the narrator to describe what a cathedral looks like to him but when the narrator cannot do so; Robert suggests that he and the narrator should draw a picture of one together. “Blind and sighted people use many of the same devices in sketching their surroundings, suggesting that vision and touch are closely linked” (Kennedy). Portrayed as a powerful moment, Robert and the narrator converse back and forth as he draws the cathedral…”Never though anything like this could happen in your lifetime, did you, bub?
He got to his house and Joel took him up to his room ere they could talk in private. Joel didn’t have much time to talk because it was almost supper but Joel still doesn’t know about the job because they were talking about Samson while they were in his room. At supper they ate in peace but then Joel’s dad started to question him he blew and went on a tangent about the Romans and got kicked out of the house and didn’t complete his mission. Daniel was embarrassed and angry that he had failed so on his way back he ran into a roman while drinking water and Daniel gave the horse water and gave the man the same water so he kicked the bowl out of his hand. That made Daniel furious so he hurled the bowl at the Romans face and dashed away but while he was running he got nicked with a spear and hid in house for a while.
“ I thought back to times we’d sat still for afternoons , never moving a muscle, just shifting our weight along the ground, talking to whoever sat with us, watching things. He’d always had a joke, then, too, and now you couldn’t get him to laugh, or when he did it was more the sound of a man choking , a sound that stopped up the throats of other people around him” (Erdrich 112-113.) Lyman and Henry’s brotherly relationship had taken a turn for the worse. While Henry was gone Lyman purchased a television set for the family, which he he regretted not having when Henry started to watch it. “ He sat in front of it, watching it, and that was the only time he was completely still.
The husband and Robert the two sitting there alone after eating, drinking, and smoking. The wife gone up stairs leaves the two men alone with one another. The husband had no clue what they would talk about, the husband turns on the television. A cathedral was on the husband asked Robert questions about the cathedral “do you have any idea what a cathedral is?” (101). Robert tells the husband what he has heard of cathedral “took hundreds of workers years to build” (101).
In the short story Cathedral by Raymond Carver, he tells a story of a blind man teaching a person with sight how blind he really is. The author tells the story through the eyes of an unnamed narrator who talks about his wife and her life as an officer wife. Who works for a blind man and they became good friends so much that she spent ten years sharing her life with him through audio types. The narrator tells us that the wife likes to write poems about important events that happen in her life. The author writes, “On her last day in the office, the blind man asked if he could touch her face.
Lu began his search trying to find this family by reading articles on the war that took place and searching for names on Facebook. In the end, The Kachadooreans found it in their hearts to forgive Lu Lobello for what had happened that day. 2.) Once again, a Sunday evening study session. It is 8:30 p.m. and the house is quiet.
He describes his father’s hands, “And I recall his hands, two measures of tenderness he laid against my face…”. Through imagery he lets the reader know exactly how he was feeling in that moment. 8. Is the poem narrative or lyric? The poem is narrative.
He took many photos and felt ‘emotionally spent’ upon leaving the memorial. This is one of the results of his journey- he had learnt more about his grandfather from the register at the memorial and had gotten to feel close to him for once. Throughout his journey, Simon had also met his father’s ‘fuzzy wuzzy angel’ – the man who held him in his arms as he died – Roy. Meeting Roy had given Simon many answers about his father, and allowed him to visit his grave. Visiting his father’s grave was a sentimental experience for Simon.