Self-enlargement in Raymond Carvers Cathedral

In “The Compartment,” one of Raymond Carver’s bleakest stories, a man passes through the French countryside in a train, en route to a rendevous with a son he has not seen for many years. “Now and then,” the narrator says of the man, “Meyers saw a farmhouse and its outbuildings, everything surrounded by a wall. […]

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David Yates

The narrator in “Cathedral” is a very good example of a “round character”. In this short story, the writer Raymond Carver develops the narrator’s character and gives it a clear progression, so that the nature of the character is dynamic as opposed to static or flat. This change and progression in his character does not […]

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