Raymond A. Spruance

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  • St Raymond Nonnatus Analysis

    The Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus Almost every Sunday during my youth was spent at church with the family. On many occasions, we were simply up the road at the local Catholic Church but the most memorable moments that I can recall are the ones spent with family at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus. I had always wondered why it looked the way it did until my continuing education later in life. This a very structurally beautiful building and it acts the part of worship and school all…

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  • Eysenck's Model Of Personality Analysis

    I. Theory Description The personality theory that best explains my own personality and life choices is the trait personality theory which makes the assumption that behavior is mainly determined by relative stable personal traits which act as the fundamental units of a person’s personality. Traits therefore act to predispose a person to act in a particular way, in spite of the particular situation he/she is in. This implies that traits need to remain consistent across all situations as well as…

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  • The Transformation Of The Narrator In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    Raymond Carver 's short story, "Cathedral", the narrator goes through a major personal transformation. At the beginning of the story, the narrator who lacks insight and awareness things around him. The struggles and failures he faces limit his social life which leads him to isolated from society. His wife 's blind friend Robert, pulls him out of his comfort zone which allows his attitude and outlook on life start to changes. The narrator in Raymond Carver 's "Cathedral" develops from being a…

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  • Justice In Hammett's The Maltese Falcon

    In the Maltese Falcon, Hammett builds a detective through the genre of hardboiled fiction and his writing style. Like a boiled egg that has lost all softness. “The writing style is gritty and tough.”(the big read). In the writing a hard boiled detective is a “man at odds with society, whose motivation stems not from monetary reward but from a personal code and the search for truth.”Throughout the novel, Spade’s definition of a detective comes to be a hardboiled hero that isn’t afraid to use…

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  • Raymond Chandler: Hero Or Villain?

    incredibly, Raymond Chandler perpetuated his passion of writing, which led him to future success. In the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 1888, Raymond Chandler was born into the Thornton-Chandler family. Subsequently, Raymond Chandler followed a path and became the first hard -boiled mystery writer, a quite popular style of the modern day suspenseful stories genre. Unfortunately, when he was young, Raymond Chandler’s parents separated. Thus, an adverse atmosphere surrounded Raymond…

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  • The Narrator In Carver's Cathedral

    The protagonist in Carver’s “Cathedral” also serves as the narrator. The man although nameless reveals to us (the readers) who he is throughout the story. We see many ranges in this character, he shows us that he is jealous, narrow-minded, self-centered, and even prejudice. Also even though he is not described as being blind himself, he does seem to be blinded to his wife’s thoughts and feelings, as well as to things he does not understand. The main character lacks intimacy, and seems to be…

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  • Ignorance In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    Ignorance is the worst form of blindness. In the short story, “Cathedral,” Raymond Carver creates a dynamic character who is judgmental and lacks insight, but ironically, a blind man soon helps him see. This character, never actually given a name, is also the narrator. Carver’s decision to withhold his name is intriguing since he gives the blind man a name, Robert. The narrator in “Cathedral” himself produces an antisocial, prejudiced personality for others to interact with, but shows the…

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  • Blind Perception In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    Raymond Carver wrote “Cathedral,” the cathedral represents true sight, the ability to see beyond the surface to the true meaning that lies within. In “Cathedral” we encounter the narrator who thinks of his wife’s friend as nothing but a blind man. For he is a petty, jealous man… he does not care to meet any man whom his wife has connected with in the past. Although he is staying with him and his wife, he will speak to him anyhow. Robert will change the narrator’s way of thinking and seeing…

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  • A Small Good Thing Raymond Carver

    He’s not dead, he’s sleeping forever: Characterization in “A Small, Good Thing” In “A Small, Good Thing”, Raymond Carver describes the events of a small boy, Scotty, getting injured and being hospitalized. His parents, Ann and Howard, then need to internalize the situation each in their own way until they finally accept Scotty’s death after meeting with a baker that has been giving the parents foreboding calls. Carver uses characterization in “A Small, Good Thing” to convey the idea of how Ann…

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  • Raymond Carter Cathedral Essay

    In Raymond Carter’s story “Cathedral”, the narrator's wife invites a blind man, named Robert, over to her and her husband’s house because his wife, Beulah, recently passed away. The narrator was not too excited about Robert’s visit because he was not sure how to interact with a blind man. However, throughout the story, the narrator undergoes a major transformation. He begins to perceive a new outlook on Robert and even blind people in general. The theme in this story is the difference between…

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