Analysis Of The Exposition ' The Cathedral ' Essay

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In the story the Cathedral the plot starts with, the exposition. In this story the wife has a friend that is coming to stay with them. His name is Robert, and he is a blind man. The narrator who is the husband is very uncomfortable and voices it regularly. But his wife tells him, that she would treat his friends with kindness and that he should do the same for hers. She was very agitated at all of her husband’s comments. She began to tell him about Robert’s wife, Buluah. She had taken over reading to Robert when the wife left to be married. Buluah and Robert fell in love and married and lived a happy life for eight years. When Buluah was diagnosed with cancer she passed away within months of finding out. The husband feels bad for Robert’s wife because he could never see her. But the real question is did he see his own wife? The husband pities Buluah for she must have felt being married to Robert, a blind man. That showed a little sympathy he said: imagine a woman who could never see herself as she was seen in the eyes of her loved one. A woman who could go on day after day and never receive the smallest compliment from her beloved (Carver). The wife goes to the train station to pick Robert up. When they arrive the husband watches as they pull up outside and see that they are laughing in the car as they finish another drink.
After the wife’s longtime friend Robert, comes for a visit. The husbands’ insecurities surface. One for being around a blind man. Then for his…

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