Analysis Of The Cathedral By Raymond Carver
In the story of the “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, there were three elements that were important to the story .The three elements that were important to this story were the point of view, the plot and the theme. The point view was important because it evaluated deep into the character of the narrator in the story. The plot was another way for the narrator to express his thought and attitude toward other main characters, while the theme was the third element that has common and simple messages that a reader can found, such as in any other story.
The first element of this story was the point of view. The story of the Cathedral was told by the man who had a wife, and that she had a close relationship with the blind …show more content…
There were several themes that were found in the story. The theme was the third element that was important to this particular story, because such as any other story, there were several common and simple messages that a reader can found. One of the theme of the story was about open-mindedness. It was clear that in the beginning of the story, the narrator was a close-minded person. However, towards the end, he became an open-minded person, when Robert asked him to draw a cathedral. In the beginning of the story, he saw the world with his own eyes. He only saw the things that surrounded him. He said that “my idea of blindness come from the movie. In the movie, the blind move slowly and never laugh (Carver, 494)”. He did not understand the way that the blind man could live without sight. However, at the end of the story, when Robert asked him to close his eyes while he drew a cathedral, and the narrator keep his eyes close a little bit longer, He said that “it’s really something (Carver, 504)”. Although the story did not tell if he became an open-minded person from that moment on, the reader could tell that he was experiencing something that he never experiencing before, and that somehow it has changed his perspective. The theme of the story could also be about to think before one’s self. It was evident in the story, when the husband said that “I don’t have any blind friends (Carver, 494)”, without thinking that to invite Robert to his house, would meant something to Robert, since it will comfort him, especially after his wife death. This message was clear, especially when his wife became furious at him, and said that “don’t you understand that? The man’s lost his wife! (Carver, 496)” Loneliness was another theme that was found in the story, and this was found when the narrator felt left out. He realized that only his wife and Robert do much of the talking, and he knew that somehow he should join in, as he said that “I