This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
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Author: Raymond Carver
Published in: Cathedral (collection)
Date of Publication: 1981
Genre: Short Story
Raymond Carver (1938-1988) was an American author who wrote short stories and poems. Today, he is considered an important figure in American literature, one of the most important representatives of the literary movement called Dirty Realism. His works approach themes connected to relationships but also minimal themes like envy, jealousy, petty behaviors, etc.
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