The narrator has all that he needs in his life. He seems to be comfortable with money as he spends money on marijuana and lots of fancy alcohol. He takes for granted the fact that he has a wife that cares for him, and the fact he has the ability to actually see. One thing about the narrator is that he is very judgmental. The reason Robert was coming to visit was because his wife had passed away and was visiting her relatives. His wife’s name was Beulah. The narrator hears that name and the first he asks is if she is black. He didn’t listen to anything about her or anything else, and just assumed she was black. Before he even meets the blind man he has already made his assessment of what he thinks of him. The narrator says “He was no one I knew. And his being blind bothered me…. A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to.” (Carver 32). The husband does not refer Robert by his name, but rather “the blind man”. At the very beginning he didn’t want Robert to come to the house period because of the negative stereotypes associated blind people. Such as they
Cited: Carver, Raymond. “Cathedral.” The Norton Introduction to Literature Portable 10th Edition. Ed. Alison Booth and Kelly J. Mays. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. 31-42. Print.