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.
Mike was being teased and looked at differently due to his moustache, and Greg was having serious trouble with grades and therefore couldn’t play for a team. Both Mike and Greg went through unpleasant moments because of their conditions. Due to his moustache, Mike’s grandmother confused him with his dead grandfather; she treated Mike as if he were her husband and made him feel bewildered. On the other hand, Greg was having problems with his dad due to his bad grades. That caused Greg to go to an old house, where he found Lemon Brown, where he was terrified for some minutes and experienced a dangerous situation.
He then sits quietly and hopes the two men won’t see the connection between him and his wife, and that is also the reason for him not saying goodbye to his wife. It almost seems like he acquires the point of view the two unidentified men have. The troubles of Doreen and Earl’s relationship are also made clear by this fact, because this clearly shows that if he hasn’t noticed the extra pounds, then he obviously haven’t been looking. Earl has been living his life completely blind and detached, so detached that he has no visible love for his wife. When he finally wakes up and sees his wife for what she really is, he sees her through the eyes of two strangers.
To Mr. Shears Christopher invaded his life with Judy, which Christopher does not understand I feel empathy for Christopher but as well I also feel that Christopher is a very selfish person. Christopher was very selfish when he ran away from his dad, It was also very selfish of him to show up at his mothers house and expect her to take care of him now. The one thing in my mind I found extremely selfish was Christopher expecting his mother to move back to Swindon so he could take a math course, yes A level maths was important to Christopher but London roger and Judy’s job was very important to Judy but Christopher didn’t see past his own needs. “I’m going to get an a grade, And that’s why I
She only had the male influence in her life; this is where her emotional detachment began. For example: When Hagar was in the store with her father and her father got mad at her. She wanted to cry, but she didn’t because she didn’t want her father to see how she really felt. She didn’t want him to think any less of her. And if she acted as she felt, he would think much less of her.
"Sure." Unfortunately Krebs is too caught up in his own world to be his sister’s older brother and to show her why this mindset she has is wrong. There comes a point where both of Krebs’s parents are fed up with his laziness and his unwillingness to do anything with his life that his mother sits him down and tries to approach him in a more of a religious way. She speaks of God and how much they love him and want the best for him. "I'm your mother," she said.
Both honest mistakes that he didn’t even know he made. The ignorance shown towards Lennie in the novel was due to the time period and the people’s lack of knowledge. People in the story like “The boss” just thought that Lennie wasn’t smart because he just didn’t talk much unless it was to his best friend George. There was ignorance in Raymond because his brother thought that he could remove Ray from his schedules at his home and take him with him. The Ignorance was that Ray needed those schedules or he will have a fit.
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.
(p.484)The author is trying to let the reader know what can happen in an instant, Household mistakes do happen. It is hard to be a parent just like the narrator says, "If you've never wept and want to, have a child." (p 484) The father in this story blames the mother for what happened. He doesn't say it but he thinks it, when the narrator says, "Adrenaline ebbing and an anger at the mommy for allowing this thing to happen." (p 484) But also the father feels guilty when he wants to have a cigarette.
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.