Blind World Essays

  • George Orwell's 1984: Foresite In A Blind World

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four-Foresite into a Blind World Big Brother is watching us and George Orwell quite accurately predicted the future. George Orwell was right on the mark in his predictions of what the world would be like in the future. He did have the exact year wrong, other than that he brilliantly foresaw that which the Earth would become. Most of what he said was hyperbole, but it still rings true. All the surveillance and monitoring we have today is just ignored and accepted, just as it was in

  • Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    story, "Cathedral", we follow along with the narrator as he unknowingly describes his own prejudice , in which he is kept from appreciating more than can be seen and ultimately begins to understand that he is the one who is blind and unfulfilled through his interaction with a blind man. The metaphors of the bound men, found in Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave", can be related to the ignorance and prejudice of the unfulfilled narrator of "Cathedral", as the bound men suffer from a literal blindness

  • The Benefits of Advances in Communication for the Visual or Hearing Impaired

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    For the blind and the deaf, acquiring and developing language is a studious process - the blind having to depend extensively on their hearing, and the deaf depending extensively on their vision. With restricted sensory abilities on thorough development of language, both the blind and the deaf can be limited to possible communication and interaction with others in society. Consequently, many computer related technological inventions and improvements have been developed, and both the blind and the

  • Prejudice, Jealousy, and Redemption

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    Through a blind man, both the reader and the narrator of Cathedral discover how merely looking with your eyes and really seeing are two very different things. The blind man, Robert, though not able to physically see, has a more detailed and more understanding view of the world than the narrator does. This narrator, whom we know only as the nameless husband, views life in a shallow, superficial way. As the story goes on, it becomes clear who has the more comprehensible vision of life and of the world

  • Raymond Carver Cathedral Essay

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    In “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the narrator creates a connection with the blind man. He not only overcomes stereotypes, but also conquers his own blindness to the world around him. His whole perspective of blind men changes when he is told to close his own eyes and draw a cathedral with Robert (the blind man), therefore leading him to overcome his own “blindness”. As “Cathedral” begins, the narrator speaks in a very conversational tone, he starts showing signs of his own blindness when he doesn’t

  • The Blind Can See

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    In the short story, “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, our gloomy and negative narrator has been stuck in a rut for a while, but his wife’s blind friend is about to put a spark back in our narrator. Robert, the blind man, recently lost his wife. This helped form a great friendship and sometimes intimate relationship with him and the narrator’s wife. This makes the narrator irritated, jealous, and unhappy. The narrator’s wife invites Robert over for dinner and this is where the narrator undergoes his

  • Strabismus

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    very literal sense. Seeing, however, is not such a seamless process. Our eyes work similarly to a camera in that they have a lens which focuses a real image on our retina, a light sensitive sheet of cells. This retinal image is a portrayal of the world as it truly is. The image which we see, however, is not this image. By considering a normal vis ual property as well as an uncommon ocular disorder the process of formulating our visual sense will be investigated. There is a difference between the

  • Blind Conformity: Malcolm X

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    Blind Conformity: Malcolm X In today's world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform with whatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case, we sometimes feel forced to change

  • Raymond Carver Cathedral

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    night. The man just happens to be blind and the husband takes great offense to that. He is unable to understand her relationship with the blind man and does not want him in his house at all. In the first half of the story the husband is very uncomfortable with him there and for the longest time does not speak at all while his wife and the blind man talk. The husband

  • The Shift From Sight To Insight In The Cathedral By Raymond Carver

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    character with the literary elements previously stated. Carver’s use of symbolism is shown in the final paragraphs of the story when he uses the pen the narrator and Robert use to draw the cathedral as a tunnel into Robert’s world of insight. The perplex world of the blind man is a shock to “Bub” as he explains in the quote: “His fingers rode my fingers as my hand went over the paper. It was like nothing else in my life up to now.” Robert finally shows his perspective to the narrator which causes

  • Prejudice Toward A Blind Man In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    the story of a man, who in his ignorance, holds a prejudice towards a blind man who comes to visit in his home. While most of Carver’s short stories have hopeless plots, the ending in “Cathedral” is enlightening and optimistic. The plot is rather simple and upon first glance only tells a straightforward story. But once the reader takes a closer look, he sees the irony and meaning behind the simplistic story line. While the blind man has no physical vision, it is his heart that can “see” almost on

  • The Character Of Bub In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the narrator, Bub, is as metaphorically blind as his guest, Robert, is literally blind. Bub has many unwarranted misconceptions about life, blind people in particular. He also has many insecurities that prevent him from getting too close to people. Through his interaction with Robert, Bub is able to open his mind and let go of his self-doubt for a moment and see the world in a different light. The idea of having Robert as his guest makes Bub uncomfortable

  • The Narrators Perspectives In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    In the short story, Cathedral by Raymond Carver, the narrators’ perspectives undergo massive change. The narrator of the story starts out being “blind” towards a person’s true character, and he also lacks insight and self-awareness. Ironically a blind man named Robert helps him truly see again. The narrator isn’t actually blind but he has a hard time seeing and understanding perspectives that aren’t his. But throughout the night, Robert and the narrator get to know each other and end up enjoying

  • The Memoirs of Vidocq

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    * "North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hour when the Christian Brothers’ School set the boys free. An uninhabited house of two storeys stood at the blind end, detached from its neighbours in a square ground. The other houses of the street, conscious of decent lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces. The former tenant of our house, a priest, had died in the back drawing room. Air, musty from having been long enclosed, hung in all the

  • Robert, The Blind Man In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    Respect the blind folks. A person who is blind for the most part of their life has tendencies to dig deeper into people instead of people who can actually see the different appearances of people. People who have vision are usually more focused on the outward appearance other than what is at someone someone’s heart. Blind people tend to have more wisdom and intellectual than a usual person. As Robert being presented as a static character and the antagonist, he plays a huge role throughout the story

  • Computer Technology and the Physically Challenged

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    technology brings new techniques for the blind, deaf, and people with movement disabilities. New programs are making it easier for the disabled. Some schools and states are helping the disabled by setting up computer labs and computer recycling programs. Computer technology has really helped the blind and the deaf. It has brought Braille keys to a regular keyboard. The blind can print out their documents as a Braille copy or a regular copy. If a blind person does not know Braille, then they can

  • Robert, And The Narrator In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

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    Cathedral, by Raymond Carver, there is a direct contrast between a blind man named Robert, and the narrator. The narrator has full use of his senses, and yet he is limited to the way he sees things, and the way he thinks. Robert however, has a very different outlook on life and how he sees things, as well as the use of his senses. At the end of the story, Robert has the narrator close his eyes to try and get him to experience the world the way he does. The narrator ends up being able to not only see

  • The Importance of Vision in Invisible Man

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    importance to the visible world.  Nevertheless, vision is also equally important in the invisible world.  Because the most important things in our lives are invisible, vision into the invisible world is greatly needed to make life richer.  The essentials to life:  love, happiness, even grief and sorrow, are invisible now and forever, but vision allows us to see these and other intangible things.  Vision allows us to draw the invisible world out.  Unfortunately, the invisible world has always existed

  • Life: Simplicity and Profundity

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    “Cathedral”, Raymond Carver uses characterization, irony and symbolism to show the realization of a world beyond what the human eye can perceive. Carver uses characterization to display the contrasting state of mind between the main characters, the narrator and Robert. “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. A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (Carver 88). With the narrators dialogue

  • Raymond Carver Cathedral Essay

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    a person. A person can be blind, but can see right through others and their inner self. In the story, a blind man, who is an old friend of the narrator’s wife, visits the young couple. The narrator is skeptical towards the blind man at first. However, at the end, his attitude changes towards the blind man. Although blindness prevented him from physically seeing, nothing prevented him from “seeing” right through people and understanding them on a deeper level. The blind man asks the narrator to draw