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What are some character traits of the Narrator in Raymond Carver's "Cathedral"?

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The narrator of Cathedral is a bitter, cynical, logical, hardened, whiney man.  He views most things in life through a very non-impressed, sardonic lens. Nothing impressed him.  Of his wife's ex, he writes, "Her officer—why should he have a name?"  Of his wife's poems:  "I didn't think much of the poem."  Of the blind man's tragic loss of his wife:  "Pathetic".  Of his wife's attempted suicide:  "But instead of dying, she got sick."  Now, all of those traits don't really...

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