Comparison of Araby and Cathedral 2 - Erin Bertrand Professor Casson English 102 24 February 2017 Comparison of Araby and Cathedral There are many

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Erin Bertrand Professor Casson English 102 24 February 2017 Comparison of Araby and Cathedral There are many similarities between the short stories of “Araby” by James Joyce, and “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Araby tells the story about a young boy who has a deep desire for a girl who lives across the street. The young girl mentions to him that there is a bazaar she really wants to go to and the boy finds that it is a good opportunity to meet her there and bring her a gift. “Cathedral” tells the story of a man whose wife has a male friend who is blind. The husband of the wife, who is also the narrator, becomes jealous of the blind man's relationship with his wife and gives a standoffish vibe towards the blind man. The two men are then left together watching tv as the narrator's wife falls asleep. The narrator then learns much from the blind man that he didn’t know about himself. The difference between looking and seeing. “I said, ‘the truth is, cathedrals don’t mean anything to me. Nothing. Cathedrals. They’re something to look at on late night TV.
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