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Cathedral

Cathedral

by Raymond Carver

Muse

Character Role Analysis

Robert

Robert is the most obvious muse. His very presence seems to produce art. The woman writes at least one poem about him, and the narrator would probably have never drawn a picture of a cathedral if Robert hadn't inspired him.


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