Analysis Of ' Cathedral ' By Raymond Carver Essays

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Each writer has its own unique style. In “Cathedral”, Raymond Carver utilizes the first person point of view so the reader can view the change in the narrator’s perception of the blind man, through different situations that happens throughout the story. The purpose of the first person is to demonstrate the progress and changeover of the narrator which makes it at ease for the readers to understand and feel the thoughts as well as the sentiments that are being experienced by the narrator. The effectiveness of first person narrator give us an enhanced insight into their rational and engagements. In the story, the husband is the narrator telling us in first person point of view. Starting at the first few lines of the story, the narrator is very casual in telling his story. He is unfolding an important experience in his life. The narrator is guiding us through the changes he passes through over the lessons of a particular evening. The reader can perceive that in the beginning, the narrator appears to be antagonistic and peeved due to the fact that his wife invites a close friend of hers to stay the night who is unfortunately blind. It shows how the narrator is apprehensive and does not want his wife’s friend who is blind to stay over at his house because he does not comprehend the blind man and the blind man’s connection with his wife. “I wasn’t enthusiastic about his visit. He was no one I knew. And his being blind bothered me. My idea of blindness came from the…

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