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SAT® Subject Test in Literature

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Why Me and him

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Follow the link to read the last 500 words of the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. CTRL + F the following phrase “Me and him”.

The author chooses to write, “Me and him are working on it.” rather than the grammatically correct “He and I.”

Why might the author have made this choice?

A

The author wanted to communicate a lack of education on the part of the blind man.

B

The author wanted to communicate a similar level of education between the blind man and the narrator’s character.

C

The author wanted to ascribe to the blind man a level of sympathy between himself and the less educated character of the narrator.

D

The author wanted to reveal how hard the blind was working to try and relate to the narrator’s character.

E

The author either didn’t know what was grammatically correct or didn’t feel it mattered in this context.