minor essay 1 - Davis 1 Jack Davis Professor Clarke Writing through Literature 13 September 2014 Seeing Through Blind Eyes Then he said I think thats it

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Davis 1Jack DavisProfessor ClarkeWriting through Literature13 September 2014Seeing Through Blind Eyes“Then he said, ‘I think that’s it. I think you got it,’ he said. ‘Take a look. What do you think?’But I had my eyes closed. I thought I’d keep them that way for a little longer. I thought it wassomething I ought to do.‘Well?’ he said. ‘Are you looking?’My eyes were still closed. I was in my house. I knew that. But I didn’t feel like I was inside anything.‘It’s really something,’ I said.”This is the closing conversation from Raymond Carver’s short story Cathedral. The story hasa first person narration that is telling his experience of when his wife’s friend comes to visit after his wife has just died. His name is Robert and he is blind. We call the narrator “bub”, because weare never given his name and this is the nickname he is given by Robert, bub’s wife’s friend. Bubis not very pleased with this stranger coming and staying in his home. Bub is also not fond of

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