“Great fiction engages the universe and millions of readers, each of whom relates to it differently, yet somehow the same. And that is the way we really are. Great fiction has the ability to draw us into it as individuals and as members of a community called humanity stuck in space. We can find knowledge and comfort in fiction, pride and sorrow. Fiction is, after all, merely a reflection of what we are, have been, and perhaps may be.” Muller and Williams from “Ways In: approaches to Reading ad Writing About Literature”
Write a response to Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral.” Did the story engage you? If so, at what point? If not, explain why. What was your main take away from the story? What themes interested you? What connections did you make between the story and other texts we have read or activities we have done in class?