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Writing Assignment“My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distractionnecessitated the short story form.” ― Raymond Carver During our classes of Modern American Literature we read different stories andnovels by different authors. Some of them were boring and incomprehensible forme, but were interesting to discuss and understand them. Also there were someastonishing shor stories with deep meaning which were breathtaking for me.Firstly, “Cathedral” – a short story by Raymond Carver wasn’t fascinating for me,but after the discussion during our seminar I undestood that it would be interestingfor me to explore this theme and find some more information about the author andthis short story.Raymond Carver was an american poet and novelist, a lot of scientistsconsidered him to be the master of English short prose of the second half ofXX century. The asceticism was the dominant feature of his writing. It means thathis style of writing was very simple and concise. A lot of researchers believe thathis way of writing is similar to Chehov’s one. It fulfiled his main ‘rule’ – “brevityis the soul of wit!”A lot of Carver’s works have no plot. It is just a part ofsomeone’s life that was “torn out”. According to “Cathedral” sentences are veryshort and simple but meaningful.The story is a first-person narration. It is told by a man, we don’t know hisname, but there is a feeling that we are familiar with him and his family. From thefirst line he told us about the arrival of their guest. It is a blind man and