The Cathedral Analysis

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We all tend to judge people by what we see on the outside occasionally. Either from what they are wearing or how they are going about their days. This is just a small issue in this book that the author uses to make sense of the plot of the story. The details in this story are very specific to what’s happening which makes it very easy to understand the author’s perspective. The author uses an interaction between a blind man and a stressed husband to get the point across you should never assume things and realize that blind people are just like any other person. The story is told through the authors thoughts and actions. He brings reality to it by living through an awkward situation where he must interact with a stranger who happens to be blind. This is very essential in the book because he uses his own narrative perspective with every situation. The narrator must find ways to keep conversation going without seeming rude. The author accomplishes this by giving the reader insight on what Robert is …show more content…
The narrator has issues putting words together to describe the cathedral which is a signal to Robert. The issue that had occurred before with the narrator’s wife and Robert popped back up in his head. Robert had begun touching the narrator hand in order guide him through the drawing. This was another way of communication for Robert that occurred with the narrator’s wife which resulted in a lesson learned. At this point the narrator was becoming more open and begins to see what it is like for him to have no sight. All of hatred and stress had started to go away and it felt like freedom his world. The last two sentences the narrator mentions "My eyes were still closed. I was in my house. I knew that. But I didn't feel like I was inside anything" (Carver 60). This moment brings out the irony in the story and get the message across the reader that the narrator is

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