Study Guide

Cathedral Characters

By Raymond Carver

The Narrator

The narrator is a bit of a bad boy. That's why antihero is a word that comes up frequently in...

The Narrator's Wife

Kindness, sincerity, and openness seem like significant character traits of the narrator's wife....

Robert

Robert seems like a great guy, someone who it would be a pleasure to know. This isn't necessarily...

Beulah

Beulah is Robert's late wife. She recently died of cancer, and her family lives in Connecticut....

The Officer

The officer was the "childhood sweetheart" (1.4) of the narrator's wife and her first husband....