Love as seen in "Cathedral" and "Shiloh" Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Love as seen in "Cathedral" and "Shiloh"
This paper explores how love is depicted in the stories "Cathedral" and "Shiloh."
# 93796 | 1,013 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 10, 2007 in English (Comparison) , Literature (General)

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In this paper, the author compares how the theme of love is represented in two stories, "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver, and "Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason. One story describes how love builds between two spouses while the other shows how love can fall apart. The author cites additional sources to describe the theme in the two works. The paper concludes by stating that both stories show the incredible epiphanies associated with love, and the destructive force of emotional pain.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carver, Raymond "Cathedral" Cathedral, stories by Raymond Carver, Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1983.
  • Gibbs, Travis. "Love as a Construct: Just because it may be basic to the universe, doesn't mean it doesn't manifest in many forms"
  • Hamilton, Jane A Map of the World. Doubleday, NewYork: 1994.
  • Mason, Bobbie Ann "Shiloh" Shiloh and Other Stories. Harper & Row, New York: 1982.
  • Morrison, Toni The Bluest Eye. Penguin Group, New York: 1994.

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