How can I explain what is the irony in "Cathedral"? 

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In Raymond Carver's minimalistic story, "Cathedral," the irony , or contrast between what is expected and what really hapens, occurs in the latter part of the narrative.  For, it is the sensitive wife of the narrator who has made friends with Robert and invited the man to her home in hopes of engaging in conversation and discussions of her poetry with him since her husband does not share such interests; however, it...

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