Essay on Analysis Of Raymond Carver 's ' Cathedral '

1585 Words Apr 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Raymond Carver was born on May 1938 and is the author of many famous short stories, one of his most known texts is called “Cathedral” ( Carver is known for speaking about the hardships of the working poor through his writings ( He himself faced many obstacles in life, one being alcoholism. Although this was a hard thing to conquer, he was able to move on and soon began teaching at the University of Texas at El Paso where he continued to share his personal life stories.
In the short story there are several characters. There is the author, Robert, who is blind and the narrator who is the husband of Roberts’s best friend. At the beginning of the text the audience notices that the narrator’s wife and Robert once worked together and grew even closer when the wife moved away. She later invites him to visit her home due to him losing his wife. When this comes about readers can see that the narrator is not happy about this and seems to be uncomfortable with the idea. The interesting thing about this story is that the audience watches the narrator grow as a person due to the blind man’s presence. He grows in many ways, he realizes how he and his wife do not have the closest relationship and he realizes what he needs to do to feel connected to his life once again. Although the narrator is not truly blind from his eyes, he is blind from his soul. He doesn’t really see past anyone’s look on the outside however, the author whom is blind can see beyond many…

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