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Romero 1Dr. Glenn KlopfensteinComposition II11/17/2014The Lesson ResponseRaymond Carver once said, “Most of my stories, if not all of them, have some basis inreal life. That's the kind of fiction I'm most interested in. I suppose that's one reason I don't havemuch respect for fiction that seems to be game playing.”Carver’s short story “Cathedral” is astory many people can relate to. Most human beings have at one time or another had a turningpoint. They have one point in their lives where they became aware, they became aware ofsomething they had once been ignorant of. When Bub begins to draw the Cathedral with Roberthe has an epiphany. Bub’s epiphany caused him to see Robert as an equal, a human, and a friend.Before, Robert visited, Bub was a jealous mess. From the very beginning he did not likethe idea of having Robert come visit his wife. He states that it is the blindness that bothers him,but it’s easy to see that that is not the true cause. Bub knows the type of connection Robert and