In the story the Stones are going on a business trip combined with a family trip....
[tags: Raymond Carver] - In Raymond Carver’s “Neighbors” the speaker’s attention seems to be more directed on the Bill and Arlene Miller.
[tags: Fiction, Character, Raymond Carver, Narrative] - “Cathedral”, written by Raymond Carver and “A Pair of Tickets” written by Amy Tan are two stories very different from each other. The main similarity in the two stories is the plot.
In the two stories, they are both meeting someone important for the first time.
[tags: Raymond Carver] - The short story, "A Small, Good Thing" by Raymond Carver tells of two American parents dealing with their son's hospitalization and death as the result of a hit-and-run car accident.
The insensitive actions of their local baker add to their anger and confusion, yet by the end of the story, leave them with a sense of optimism and strength.Bill and Arlene constantly see themselves in the light of the Stones' happy life.Bill is a bookkeeper and Arlene is a secretary, while Jim is a salesman for a machine-parts firm.With such content, Carver runs the risk of coming across as sentimental; however, this is not the case, and the anguish of the parents and their shock at the situation is expressed with dignity and understatement....[tags: Raymond Carver] - Neighbors "Neighbors is a short story written by Raymond Carver in 1988.After reading and discussing the four stories, students write a reflective essay in which they defend their choice of a title for one of the two sets of Carver stories.back to top Venn Diagram: Students can use this online tool to compare any two items, including short stories.Although the plot is the same in both stories, the characters in Cathedral and A Pair of Tickets are very different from each other.“Cathedral” is about a man who is meeting his wife’s best friend, who is a blind man named Robert....[tags: Family, Mother, Woman, Raymond Carver] - Cathedral: A Lesson for the Ages Raymond Carver’s short story, “Cathedral,” portrays a story in which many in today’s society can relate.We are introduced from the first sentence of the story to a man that seems to be perturbed and agitated.