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Ying LiDr. Muriel BrennanENG 110AGFeb. 11, 2008Literature Response SheetTitle: “Cathedral”Author: Raymond CarverNarrator: a participant as the husband, and he is immature.Setting: in the narrator’s house at nightProtagonist: Robert (the blind man)Antagonist: the narrator (the husband)Characters: the wife, BeulahSymbols: cathedral is a symbol of things one has to see by heart.Polarities: the blind vs. the healthy, Stereotype vs. Real life experienceTheme: Prejudice can be overcome through life experience.Response:The first impression of this short story is the transformation in the narrator’s attitudes toward Robert, a blind man. At the beginning, the narrator was bothered by this blind man. “He was no one I knew. And his being blind bothered me. … A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (Carver 99) and even “he touched his fingers to every part of her face, her nose---even her neck!” (Carver 99). He was also bothered that the blind man kept in touch with his wife by tapes for many years. The