Close Reading of “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver

Employ your close reading skills in the service of an argument you wish to make about “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver.

Explore the how of the work you have chosen, not just the what. Short story writers, novelists, and poets do not write merely to make a point. They write literary works because literature has more ways of affecting the reader and, thus, more power to do so. You need to examine the ways the author accomplishes this task.