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Juan GarciaMr. ChapaEnglish 1312 P347 August, 2015 Literary analysis essayThe Cathedral by Raymond Carver is a short story in first person about a husband telling a story of her wife and his blind friend. The setting of the story is not specific, but we know that is before they had phones since they send each other tapes instead of calling by phone. The story start by the husband narrating how he sees that the women is spending a lot of time with the man.They meet because the wife helped him organize his office and stuff like that and after they stop seeing each other they still would talk by sending tapes. The story starts by telling us that the blind man is coming to their house because his wife recently die. At the arrive of the blind man, we can tell that the husband is not thrill of the man invading his house and taking over what’s his. In the middle of the story the blind man is already at the house and they start having a conversation on things, but the husband doesn’t seem that involve. It’s just the wife and the man that are talking to each other. At night the husband, Robert and the wife are watching Television, but the wife gets tired and decides to rest a little bit so she closes her eyes and lets the narrator and Robert alone watching the television. In the television there was only talking about cathedrals, so the husband ask Robert if he knew how they looked. Robert says if he could describe to him. He can’t find the right words so Roberts asks him to draw one. He is drawing it when the blind man asks him to close his eyes. The narrator describes how he feels like he I not inside, he then realized how the blind man feels without seeing. He is no longer a stranger to the blind man.