Essay on Raymond Carver's Cathedral
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...blind. However, as the story approaches end, the blind man, Robert, who happens to be his wife’s friend, helps the narrator and makes him open up his eyes. As a result of this, the narrator finds great “insight”. As the story begins, the narrator can not see the man more than just a type of character of a blind man. The stereotypical links define the tag. However, at the end of the story, the narrator is compelled to reconsider his stance on blind people. This can be attributed to the fact that Robert happens to be self sufficient, extroverted, confident, insightful... and unusually understanding. His awareness is extreme. This can be estimated from the blind man’s knowledge...