Cathedral Raymond Carver Analysis

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The author who wrote the story Cathedral is Raymond Carver. This story was published on June 18th, 1981 by Vintage. This story was written in the first person from the husband with an intensely detailed background. Cathedral main idea of the story was based on stereotypes. The setting and theme are easily found and used to analyze this story. The story Cathedral is about a husband and wife who has a problem with Robert (blind man), whose wife died and came to become a guest in their house. The husband has a serotype problem and serotypes he blind man. After all was said and done, the husband realized that Robert was not like every other blind man. The setting took place mostly in the living room on the couch and the genre is considered humorous but serious. Moving forward in the essay, Carver will show how his stories differ from the normal human being. Cathedral shows stereotyping in a different way than most writers do by using the characters, setting, plot, and conflict to see that Robert was not like every other blind man. Raymond Carver has lived a short but eventful life. Carver was born in 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon(spark). Carvers father was an alcoholic father and his mother worked as a waitress. By the age of eighteen, Carver married Maryann Burke, high school girlfriend, and ended up having 2 children by the age of 21. He ended up moving to California. Carver did not attend school until 1958 when he took his first writing classes at Chico John College(spark).
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