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Cathedral Essay

1007 words - 5 pages

we are afraid of different thing in our lives, And one of them is is a fear of emptiness,so that makes people don’t feel the reality. And exactly like Bub ,Bub by being able to visualize he did not have the advantage to feel the true reality of anything in his life including himself.car is a good example,some people just see how a car look likes but other see what is beneath that massive piece of metal, and they are who enjoy the most out of a car because they truly understand how it works . so lets move on from cars and talk about Bub, from the begging Bub did not put hime self in Robert’s shoes to understand being blind is bad or good, he instantly thought about perspective of being blind in the movies ,as he said “his being blind bothered me. My idea of blindness came from the movies. In the movies, the blind moved slowly and never laughed. Sometimes they were led by seeing-eye dogs” (Carver 28) so thats a strong example of just visualizing rather than trying to understand the concept of being blind in grater depth . so when people are using this method to understand others around them they will start to fill the same thing about themselves too.which makes them to have a low self-esteem “My wife finally took her eyes off the blind man and looked at me. I had the feeling she didn't like what she saw. I shrugged” (Carver 31) someone say something like this about theme selves because they don’t know what they are capable of.when bub said “she did’t like what she saw.” (31) it was more like i did not like what i see in myself, because he thinks Robert is better than him and he cant be like Robert.this makes people weaker and weaker every day when they think this way about them selves.and then they want to forget about it because they feel empty and bub’s way was drinking and smoking every night and stay up all night “Every night I smoked dope and stayed up as long as I could before I fell asleep” (Carver 35). all these come from just visualizing and not trying to understand in bigger scale and greater depth.and in here bub is acting like blind person.

in order to survive in world we have to master our fears like fear of emptiness exactly like what Robert did in his life or i can say better Robert by not being able to see and visualize he was able to feel the reality and understand it in greater depth.like those who knew how car works not how it looks. Robert is a friendly character from the first point that he came to Bub’s house,“He squeezed hard, held my hand, and then he let it go” (Carver 31) it means that i believe in you, you are more than .holding...

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