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Surname 2The cathedralSummary "Cathedral" is a little story by Raymond Carver that tells the story of Raymond as the narrator’s primary suspicion of and ultimate affection with a blind man named Robert. The storyteller picks up that his wife has been consistently communicating via cassette tape with Robert, who had employed her during summer about ten years earlier. The blind man was coming to have dinner with Raymond family and stay overnight. Robert and Raymond wife had been friends since her time of employment. Raymond on his part lacked social grace and was apprehensive about the blind man visit. Raymond does not know what to say or do while entertaining Robert. These was due to the discovered relationship between his wife and Robert which elicited jealousy and suspicion of the relationship on his part. Raymond know that the wife must have talked about him with the blind man, probably mentioning to him about his faults. This was making him feel guilty and insecure resulting in him hating or being hostile towards his wife and the blind man.From the story the blind man comes out as an amiable and outgoing person and one can understand why he had made such a tremendous impression on the narrator’s wife. Despite Raymond’s conversational apprehensions, the two gentlemen get along amicably. After dinner and after the wife had slept, the two men shares a drink and smoke marijuana together. Under theinfluence of drug Raymond lets down his guard. The blind man being dependent on others made him to have trust in people as he was tolerant, compassionate and open minded. As the night progressed, a documentary being shown on television allows the blind man to open up and discushis concept of a cathedral. He accepts that he has no idea how a cathedral looks like, though he knew they required a substantial number of people to build one. He manages to persuade the

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