Imagination Wins the Battle Against Prejudice Essay
The first element that Carver used was characterization. The three characters of “Cathedral” are Robert, …show more content…
He wanted to receive more attention from his wife and he didn’t like that Robert was taking the spotlight. At the end of the story, Bub had an epiphany that transformed his negative viewpoint to an open-minded, positive attitude. Bub's wife, who is nameless in the story, is the bridge that connects Bub and Robert. The wife valued human connection. In the beginning of the story, she felt miserable in her first marriage because the army base movement created too much separation from her close friends. She divorced the army officer because she didn’t like the lifestyle and married Bub. She met Robert by responding to his job advertisement. While working together on the job, a friendship was established because Robert gave her a chance to express her feelings.
The plot element consists of five series of events which are exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Carver wrote this story in first person point of view in order to give us a feel of being inside Bub’s head