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The Husband's Epiphany in Rymond Carver's Cathedral English 110 Essay # 1 Feb-15-2006
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After the husband in Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" fails to decribe a catheral to Robert, he experiences an epiphany after Robert draws one with him in detail. The epiphany that the husband experiences is a result of not being able to describe the cathedral to Robert; a blind man whom the husband dislikes in the bigenning of the story. This incident strikes the husband mentally taking him to a semi-revelation, which -in the end- makes him realize how blind people may see more than others. The incident that brings the husband to an epiphany is also a holy experience which affects the husbands views and changing his perception of the world around him including his ideas about the blind. In the beginning of the story, the husband describes himself as a non-religious person when he answers Robert, "I guess I don't believe in it. In anything. Sometimes it's hard. You know what I mean?" (Cathedral:. ...); but his unique incident with Robert changes his religious views that were once distracted. Furthermore, when the husband says "I was in my house. I knew that. But I didn't feel like I was inside anything";his feeling of
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