Cathedral n3 - always a first time for...

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Since the narrator tends to place labels and prejudice upon people the blind man breaks such ideas by his behavior; “[He] knew that much and that much only about blind people. But this blind man smoked his cigarette down to the nubbin and then lit another one” (paragraph 42). “[He] watched with admiration as he used his knife and fork on the meat” (paragraph 45). He proves to be a good man who is willing to please; he did smoke a lot and then said “there’s
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Unformatted text preview: always a first time for everything” (paragraph 66). The narrator then begins to meet Robert via behavior and treatment, rather than by ideas or stereotypes. The blind men teaches Bob that eyes aren’t the only thing one needs to learn, that he had ears (paragraph 86). And so, their relationship grows; Robert turned out to be different than what Bob expected him to be....
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