HW1 - Johnson 1 Rachel Johnson Mrs Amy Rogers English 1302.0029 June 7 2015 Cathedral In order to understand the symbolic meaning of the story Cathedral

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Johnson 1 Rachel Johnson Mrs. Amy Rogers English 1302.0029 June 7, 2015 Cathedral In order to understand the symbolic meaning of the story Cathedral, by Raymond Carver one must understand the difference between looking and seeing. To look at something is to acknowledge its existence. However, to truly see something goes beyond just acknowledging it but actually recognizing and understanding its meaning. In Cathedral the narrator is fully able to “see” the Cathedral but is unable to understand it on a deeper level. Robert’s blindness allows him to see without distractions and understand the greater meaning. From this short story one might interpret Cathedral as a representation of what it means to truly see. A cathedral offers a place for people to

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