Essay on Analysis Of Raymond Carver 's ' Cathedral '

1314 Words Nov 29th, 2016 6 Pages
Katie Young
ENGL 1302
15 11 2016
Research Paper: Cathedral Raymond Carver’s story “Cathedral” is about a blind man named Robert who visits a woman friend, married to another man. The protagonist in the story is the narrator himself. This story reveals the lives of two blind men, one physically and the other one symbolically blind. This story mainly focuses on the narrator. Narrator’s mesmerizes not only reveal his flaws, but also his perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes towards people and relationships. His perceptions cannot fully he described as wrong but as unfavorable to the general well-being of the society. The character portrays himself as one who looks at people and the world in carless and immature matter. However, despite his childishness, he is not completely adjusted to viewing the world that way. The narrator does invite us to question; if the narrator is an immature person. This essay will cover Raymond Carver’s background, the characters, the symbols in “Cathedral,” the literary elements, and the theme. Raymond Carver was an American short-story writer and poet. According to William Giraldi, “Together with Hemingway and Flannery O’ Connor, Raymond Carver is one of the three most important and influential story writers in American history (Giraaldi 669). Carver devoted to the restoration of the American short story in literature during the 1980s. Carver had realistic writings about the working poor reflected his own life. Carver began drinking…

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