A Feminist Re-Vision of the Work of Interpretation in Raymond Carver's “ Cathedral”. Eve Wiederhold, George Mason University. When I teach Raymond Carver's. PDF | On Jul 1, , Polly Rose Peterson and others published Psychological Distance in Raymond Carver's CATHEDRAL. Raymond Carver wrote a brilliant piece “Cathedral,” which revealed to In “ Cathedral,” the narrator forms a strong opinion of Robert out of his.
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Cathedral. By Raymond Carver (). This blind man, an old friend of my wife's, he was on his way to spend the night. His wife had died. So he was visiting the. CATHEDRAL. 2 II. Sem have any money. The man she was going to marry at the end of the summer was in officers' training school. He didn't have any money. musicmarkup.info ebook musicmarkup.info "Cathedral" By Raymond Carver ().
This preview shows page 1 - 7 out of 7 pages. Subscribe to view the full document. Unformatted text preview: Raymond Carver Ihe mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. Butwe seekand. Others se individual conscience as the most important guide for their b - u and actions. Do ' 'gious, ethical, ethnic, or cultural values form th core of those beliefs?
It was beyond my understanding. Creepy: As Al waits for his wife to return with the blind man from the station, what does he do?
The two big pastimes in Carver country: drink and watch TV. His overarching observation: creepy.
Family Prayer: After a few snide, sarcastic questions and remarks hurled at Robert courtesy of our narrator as they smoke and drink in the living room, all three sit down at the table for dinner. My wife looked at me, her mouth agape. Actually, one thing that is not pathetic, even for black bile Al: serious eating.
When all else fails, always the animal pleasure of chowing down on steak and potatoes and strawberry pie. Work as a deadening reinforcement that life is an unending rat wheel.
After the illustration is finished, the change in the narrator is evident through his thinking. Work Cited Source: Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories Random House: Vintage New York Carver An analysis of Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" Uploaded by gate8.
An essay about Raymond Carver's "Cathedral". Flag for inappropriate content. Much later showed it to the narrator when they began going out.
He didn't like the poem. After she'd been married to her officer, her "childhood sweetheart" 1. She told him she wasn't happy with her life as an officer's wife.
At one point she became so miserable she attempted suicide. She left her husband and got a divorce. Through all those years she sent Robert tapes and told him all about her life. And now he's coming to spend the night.
The narrator finds his wife in the kitchen making dinner before she leaves to pick up the Robert from the train. The narrator makes a joke about taking him bowling.
This upsets her, and she reminds him, rather angrily, that Robert is probably grieving over the loss of his wife, Beulah. She tells him that if he doesn't try to make Robert comfortable, that means he doesn't love her. Then she tells him that Robert married Beulah after she came to work for him. They had a great marriage, but then Beulah got cancer and died.
The narrator thinks it's incredibly sad that Beulah died without Robert ever seeing what she looked like. He thinks it must have been terrible for her to go through life without being seen by her husband. When Robert arrives the narrator makes drinks for everybody and they all drink while Robert and the woman talk. Soon they have a big dinner and seem to enjoy eating together.
After dinner there are more drinks and more conversation. When the woman goes up to change clothes, the narrator rolls two marijuana cigarettes and begins smoking them with Robert, who's never smoked marijuana before. When the woman returns she smokes a little bit too and then falls asleep on the couch between the two men.
The narrator is watching TV, and Robert is listening, in between seeming to fall asleep. The only thing on is a documentary about cathedrals.