In Raymond Carvers “Cathedral,” the narrators character develops in a way that is hard to believe. At first, the narrator has preconceptions about a man he does not even know. The narrator feels this way because of the lack of knowledge he has about blind people. He feels he can prejudge the blind man because he thinks he knows enough about his “type.” The narrator will soon find out how wrong he will be! Throughout the story, the reader has a chance to see how and why the narrator develops into a wiser and more accepting person. This is the beginning of his change. The narrator tells the story from his point of view right after it is happening allowing him to tell it in great detail. In the end, the narrator will have gone through an epiphany. He will change his feelings about this stranger he thought he knew. He will realize the blind man is a person just like himself.
As the story unfolds, the narrator complains to his wife about the blind man coming to stay with them: “Now this same blind man is coming to stay at
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