All The World Is More Dangerous Than Sincere Ignorance And Conscientious Stupidity

933 Words Oct 17th, 2016 4 Pages
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”-Martin Luther King, Jr. In countless stories throughout the years, there are characters who symbolize the ignorant people within our humanity. Within our society there are people who fail to try to understand those different things, and we even have people who believe they are “good” while ignorantly and unsurprisingly having their own flaws. In both Cathedral, by Raymond Carver, and A Good Man Is Hard To Find, by Flannery O’Connor, the central characters are forced to deal with circumstances that change their beliefs about themselves and others. The authenticity of these two stories show you the dangers of ignorance and how you should live life the first time around. In Cathedral, there are two main characters. There is the husband, and a blind man named Robert. Raymond Carver details two polarizing characters: the blind man at first is just a visitor who the wife is really close to and therefor curious as to why he’s there, while the husband is a helpless, carless, lazy man that doesn’t seem too deep into his relationship. “If you love me,” she said, “you can do this for me. If you don’t love me, okay. But if you had a friend, any friend, and the friend came to visit, I’d make him feel comfortable (Carver, 2013, p. 105).” The husband starts his journey to enlightenment once the blind man enters the house. Step by step he realizes the similarities he and the blind man have,…

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