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Erin BertrandProfessor CassonEnglish 10224 February 2017Comparison of Araby and CathedralThere 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 adeep desire for a girl who lives across the street. The young girl mentions to him thatthere is a bazaar she really wants to go to and the boy finds that it is a good opportunity tomeet her there and bring her a gift. “Cathedral” tells the story of a man whose wife has amale friend who is blind. The husband of the wife, who is also the narrator, becomesjealous of the blind man's relationship with his wife and gives a standoffish vibe towardsthe blind man. The two men are then left together watching tv as the narrator's wife fallsasleep. The narrator then learns much from the blind man that he didn’t know abouthimself. The difference between looking and seeing. “I said, ‘the truth is, cathedrals don’tmean anything to me. Nothing. Cathedrals. They’re something to look at on late night TV.