Raymond A. Spruance

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  • Compare Cathedral And A Good Man Is Hard To Find

    having their own flaws. In both Cathedral, by Raymond Carver, and A Good Man Is Hard To Find, by Flannery O’Connor, the central characters are forced to deal with circumstances that change their beliefs about themselves and others. The authenticity of these two stories show you the dangers of ignorance and how you should live life the first time around. In Cathedral, there are two main characters. There is the husband, and a blind man named Robert. Raymond Carver details two polarizing…

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  • What Is The Theme Of Prejudice In Cathedral By Raymond Carver

    an ongoing dispute faced by people for many different reasons; these reasons include religion, race, ethnicity, physical and mental disabilities, and almost any kind of diversity in general. In the short story titled “Cathedral”, written by author Raymond Carver, Carver illustrates character growth of a protagonist through the our unnamed narrator – referred to as “Bub” by Robert – when he undergoes a transformative experience realizing he should not discriminate or judge Robert or other…

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  • Talkative Man Character Analysis

    R.K.Narayan’s ‘Talkative Man’-A Mini Novel of Many Characters: A Study A. Phaniraja Kumar Abstract: Talkative Man is a short novel based on a man’s life in his struggle to make his reputation as a renowned journalist(TM) in the well-known modern town of Malgudi. It also describes the charisma of born flirt Dr. Rann and his Home Guard wife, Sarasa. In this novel R.K.Narayan focuses on characters rather than incidents. It is an entertaining read with humorous moments juxtaposed…

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  • Blindness In Cathedral By Robert Carver

    cannot stand his current job. He smokes and drinks to cope with what he feels are his life’s disappointments, completely detaching himself from reality. In his essay “The Calm” Mark A. R. Facknitz discusses how complex and detailed the characters in Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral” really are. “Carver’s penetration of characters is honest and fast. But they compose a diminished race – alcoholics, obsessives, drifters, and other losers who are thoroughly thrashed by life in the first…

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  • Heat By Michael Mann Character Analysis

    The crime drama ‘Heat’ (Mann) tells the story of a criminal, Neil, and a cop, Vincent. One is content, calm, and has a budding love interest. The other is unhappy, brash, and is at the end of his third marriage. In any other movie, the first description would characterize Vincent and the second would represent Neil. ‘Heat’ flips these roles and makes the criminal behave like a cop and the cop act criminal. Michael Mann, the director of ‘Heat’, chooses to portray these characters as opposites to…

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  • Male Fantasy In The Big Sleep And High Noon

    books and films we watch. They tend to be strong, moral and exciting characters that men look up to. Therefore, these texts carry a lot of weight in terms of the reflection of society and the male perspective on life. Using the novel The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and the film High Noon directed by Fred Zinnemann, this paper will argue that there are certainly element within the texts that both support and counter the claim that the pervasive American male fantasy is life without women.give…

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  • Irony And Symbolism In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    Looking But Not Seeing. Appreciably, blindness is a dominant theme woven through the garment of the “Cathedral” story by Raymond Carver. One is taken aback by the utter rawness and cold attitude exhibited by the narrator about the blind man. The narrator loudly wonders on who could dare attend a little wedding between Robert, the blind man and his sweetheart Beulah and further states that he does not have any blind person as a friend. As the story develops, one thing becomes certain that the…

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  • The Blind Man Depicted In Ernest Hemingway's Poem, Cathedral

    “Cathedral” is a story about a man’s changing views, based on a growing and learning experience that he faces throughout the story. The man’s speech on his wife about her initial contact with the blind man begins passively: her job to work for the man is simply a job, nothing more. The narrator grows a rapid jealousy and resentment, following the event where his wife allowed the blind man to touch her face, although his initial reaction to reading the poem about the event is blank and unmoving,…

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  • Philip Marlowe In Raymond Chandler's The High Window

    Raymond Chandler’s The High Window introduces Philip Marlowe as a private detective. Mrs. Murdock is in need of a private detective, and she heard Marlowe can get the job done. He is hired and his duty is to find Mrs. Murdock’s daughter-in-law, Linda, without anyone getting arrested. Linda has stolen one of the valuable coins that Mrs. Murdock’s deceased husband collected. Already the suspicion starts when Marlowe senses that Mrs. Murdock is not telling him the entire story; she doesn’t want her…

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  • Dramatic Change In Cathedral Change

    Change can happen anywhere, in Cathedral change happens in one single night. It happened in the most beautiful and unexpected way so by the end of the tale, all characters will experience a dramatic change. When Narrator, at the beginning of the story when he learns that Robert is coming to visit, he gets jealous and angry. Even though he isn’t literally blind, he shows a lack of insight and self-awareness, in many ways, that make him blinder than Robert. He can see perfectly fine with his…

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