“Cathedral”, written by Raymond Carver and “A Pair of Tickets” written by Amy Tan are two stories very different from each other. They share only a few similarities. The main similarity in the two stories is the plot. In the two stories, they are both meeting someone important for the first time. Although the plot is the same in both stories, the characters in Cathedral and A Pair of Tickets are very different from each other.
“Cathedral” is about a man who is meeting his wife’s best friend, who is a blind man named Robert. In the beginning of the story, he makes it clear he doesn’t want to meet this blind man. Robert, the blind man, comes to their house, they eat dinner, they drink, they smoke marijuana, and he starts to get along with Robert by the end of the story. A pair of tickets is about a Chinese woman whose mother recently dies. Jing-mei(June) and her father decided to go to China to meet her two half twin sisters for the first time. Her half sisters are from her mother. Her mother searched for them for years and years after she abandoned them, she was never able to find ...
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