Is the narrator in "Cathedral" jealous of the blind man?

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I would argue that the narrator is jealous of Robert and the importance that his wife takes in her relationship with him, but that he is actually blind to his jealousy and covers it up with a show of nonchalance that he conveys in his narration. For example, consider the narrator's reaction to the poem that his wife had written about the experience of having her face touched by Robert--a clearly intimate and deeply meaningful experience for her:

When we first started going out together, she showed me the poem. In...

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