Transformation In Cathedral

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In “Cathedral,” the blind man, Robert, initiates the transformation of the narrator’s mentality. The narrator and his wife are in a surface-level relationship and are unhappy, because they do not understand one another. Robert cannot physically see the narrator’s wife, but he can mentally see her soul and emotions which is something the narrator lacks the ability to do. When the narrator and Robert begin drawing a cathedral together, the narrator has an epiphany and learns from Robert how to truly see. When the narrator keeps his eyes closed after he finishes drawing the cathedral, the reader can see the narrator’s drastic transformation. At this point in the story, the narrator can “see” the cathedral better with his eyes shut. After this
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