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Raymond Carver Narrator

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Anyone who has read Raymond Carvers “Cathedral” knows that the narrator is not looking forward or welcoming his guest into his home. Also, he is not being very sympathetic of what this man’s condition that he lives with is, being blind. The Narrator must learn to be more sympathetic in his life, and should learn from this experience, with this older bling man. Raymond Carver uses his narrator non-sympathetic ways effectively throughout the story, developing of the narrator from the beginning to the end, and how the narrator would not be as effective if he showed sympathy throughout the short story. The narrator fails to show sympathy throughout the story to show that the man not judge him for what he is, to show the “Its really something” moment, and to show the problems of the couple underneath what is happening. First, Carver uses his non-sympathetic narrator effectively throughout the short story, by showing that the blind man can see more than him sometimes. The narrator says from the beginning that he does not like how this blind man is coming to visit him and his wife. He knows that that the blind man and his wife have had known each other longer than the two of them have known each other. Instead of welcoming his wife’s old friend, he categorizes her friend with her past. Showing the narrator is jealous and pity, which then makes you wonder if Robert, the blind man, was involved in her suicide attempt or her divorce. This explains how Robert would have a better
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