“If you just stayed with him, Kept an eye on him, loved him, he wouldn’t get into trouble.’ It’s because of Beryl Harley gets into strife. She doesn’t care what he does and she doesn’t even look out for him or keep him out of trouble, she seems to dump the load of Carl. But other characters like Skips, Sarah and Kerry are held back from experiencing a rite of passage. Skips was prevented from for filling his career because of Carl’s grandfather. Kerry hasn’t completed her transition in being a mother.
The speaker was blind to himself and his own outlooks, and then, when a blind man that visited gave him the ability to see through his own eyes by seeing life through a different perspective, which has changed her husband views. The speaker in Raymond Carver’s Cathedral develops from being visionless to seeing. In the story Cathedral, the wife of an Officer found a job in the advertisement paper reading to a blind man. She worked to have money while her husband was at Officer Training School. During the time that was spent working with the blind man, they developed a friendship, which have kept the wife of the officer and Robert in touch for many years.
Sonja is not satisfied with the dispassionate marriage she is having with Leon as she describes it as merely “going through the motion”. She also suspects Leon of having extramarital affair and once Leon confesses his “one night stand that happened twice” their marriage breaks. However, because Leon hardly tries to communicate with his wife about his inner feelings and thoughts, it is this rare courage of honesty and his latter efforts that save his marriage. Honesty also acts as a tool that penetrates their respective emotional walls that are set private to each other. After
He reiterates, however, that his reasons are based on merit. He feels Sonya’s high level of enthusiasm may be a detriment to her work performance because customers may be turned off by it. He also suggests that Jacqueline would be better choice because she is married. Paul disagrees but, in the end, Robert states that they will go with Jacqueline and see how it works out. The two generate an interesting debate; however they might lose their credibility because Robert brought the fact that Jacqueline was married which is not job related and could be discriminatory to unmarried applicant while Paul he continually refer about Sonya’s enthusiasm and could be the selling point but this is not also offer any substantial reasons for her preference.
From the start of John and Kathy’s relationship, Kathy is a main contributor to the communication issues the couple has throughout their marriage. Even though Kathy knows about his horrifying past, she never does anything to help John cope with his issues, but instead makes them worse during their life together. In John and Kathy’s marriage, they do not talk about the issues they are having, nor do they put any effort in to try and fix it. When John is in Vietnam, their relationship only starts to fail even more than it already has. John attempts to communicate with Kathy while he is away, but Kathy for the most part lets him down through some of her degrading letters.
She is hiding it from her husband because he didn’t let her write anything or do anything, because in Victorian times, women had less opportunity than men. Also women had to listen to what their husbands said as they were the heads of the house. The husband didn’t believe his wife which shows gender role and creates marital problem when he come to know that he was wrong about not believing her and she was mentally
He doesn’t understand Edna’s true feelings and emotions and really doesn’t make any effort to try. Because of this it can be seen how Edna is dissatisfied with her husband. This is apparent in the first scene when Leonce calls her to come to bed and she refuses him. This is her first act of defiance that eventually leads to more. For example, Edna speaks of her promiscuity to Robert and says “I suppose this is what you would call unwomanly; but I have got into the habit of expressing myself.
The narrator feels that his wife shares too much information with Robert, and not enough with him. That alone is enough to make any man question the relationship they are in as well as the relationship his wife has with Robert. Society says that men in relationships needs to be in control. The narrator feels like he has no control over anything going on in his marriage, which leads to his negative attitude towards the blind man,
Unlike Odysseus, Edward has a better chance of improving the family connection he lacks because he is home from time to time. By covering his inner self, Edward never releases his genuine side. Once Edward takes sick, William expects him to finally unleash the honest interior, which has been veiled his whole life. Edward either does not pay attention to William trying to get to know more about him or just does not care. Edward’s response for each revealing question is ignored with another story.
According to him there is no escape from the weight of means and ends (Ramsay, 33). We often hear people while faced with certain difficult situations saying that the end does not justify the means but rarely have we ever thought of what that means. In reality, this means for example that one cannot result to stealing as a way of satisfying his/her needs as this would be considered immoral and punishable by law. Whatever the end is, one is not supposed to result to immoral behavior to achieve that