Cathedral | Study Guide

Raymond Carver

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Cathedral | Characters

Character Description
Narrator The unnamed narrator is a suburban husband in a failing marriage. Read More
Narrator's wife The unnamed narrator's wife has a tense relationship with her husband and is sustained by her friendship with Robert. Read More
Robert Robert, who is blind, has recently been widowed and is an old friend of the narrator's wife. Read More
Beulah Recently deceased, Beulah was Robert's beloved wife, whom he met after the narrator's wife had left to get married.
Air Force officer The unnamed Air Force officer was the childhood sweetheart and first husband of the narrator's wife, whose life he saved when she tried to commit suicide.
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