Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Cathedral (Raymond Carver)

Can you imagine what it would be like to be without the gift of sight? In "Cathedral," the narrator helps a blind man envision a cathedral by guiding him to draw one. Why a cathedral? Is the story evoking the importance of religion? Does the author think that cathedrals are the most glorious man-made sight? Are they just extremely peaceful?

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