Cathedral

by

Raymond Carver

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Narrator

The protagonist and narrator of Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” is a middle-aged unnamed man. Through interior monologue, the narrator shows himself to be cynical and insensitive, especially to the poetry written by his wife. He… read analysis of Narrator

Robert

Robert is a friend of the narrator’s wife who comes to stay at their home after visiting his recently deceased wife’s family. Since the long-ago summer when the narrator’s wife worked for Robert (who is… read analysis of Robert

The Narrator’s Wife

Most of what is known about the narrator’s wife comes from the narrator’s interior monologue, so it reflects his somewhat warped notions of her and her life. She was married previously to a military man… read analysis of The Narrator’s Wife