In the short story “Cathedral” written by Raymond Carver the irony builds up throughout the short story. In the beginning of the story the husband thinks being blind means your life is practically over. “All this without his having ever seen what the goddamned woman looked like. It was beyond my understanding” (Carver 34. Just because the blind man has never seen his now deceased wife, the husband thinks the how could their relationship be true. Back then and even now in today’s society everyone thinks it’s about what you see on the outside instead of looking on the inside to see the person for who they really are. The blind man actually had a great advantage because he was able to see Beulah for who she truly was not what she looked like. Some people can be very pretty on the outside but, dark and nasty on the inside.