Help me show how Robert in Carver's "cathedral", though an unlikely teacher, is able to teach a profound lesson.
1 Answer | Add Yours
Robert "teaches" in a subtle and implicit manner. He does dictate or lecture the narrator in any way. Although Robert likely sense the narrator's rather aloof and self-involved personality, he makes no attempt to address the issue directly. Instead he approaches the situation through his own needs and experiences, asking the narrator to help him--and thereby help himself--rather than attempting to correct the narrator explicitly.
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.Join eNotes