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SAT® Subject Test in Literature

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Why the Blind Man

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Follow the link to read the last 500 words of the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Begin with the phrase, “He found my hand, the hand with the pen" and read to the end of the story.

The narrator of the story refers to the man he is with as “the blind man.” The wife, however, calls the man who is blind by the name “Robert.”

Using these details, the author suggests the narrator’s character

A

doesn’t know the blind man’s name.

B

assumes there is nothing else to know about the man who is blind.

C

is introverted and shy.

D

is unable to learn anything from the man who is blind.

E

is uncomfortable with the man’s blindness.