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Follow the link to read the last 500 words of the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Then Command / CNTRL + F the phrase, “Take a look”.

What can we infer motivates the narrator to continue to keep his eyes closed once the man who is blind says, “Take a look.”


Because the narrator didn’t care to take a look.


Because the narrator was ‘taking a look’ even while his eyes were closed.


Because the narrator didn’t think it was fair to look since the man who was blind couldn’t.


Because the narrator was afraid to look.


Because his imagination of what the cathedral looked like was far better than what the drawing may actually look like.

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