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Cathedral by Raymond Carver There are themes of envy, fear, loneliness, separation and connection in Cathedral by Raymond Carver. Although he is disappointed with the fact that Robert is touring, but the author also thinks that the protagonist is also jealous in certain respects of his wife's relation with Robert. The narrator treats Robert's visit as nuisance if anything. Even the writer seems to have a very narrow view on blindness. It is ironic since it would be via Robert's encouragement later in the novel that the protagonist starts to see things in early reflections or, as some commentators would say, it happens at the end of the tale that the protagonist actually opens his eyes to the truth around him. The pivotal moment in the story seems to be there when the author and Robert watch some cathedrals on television. It is clear that given his ability seeing the Cathedrals, the narrator finds it tough to describe them to Robert but if anything he seems to be lost in words. Carver

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