The Question and Answer section for Cathedral is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the text:
I wasn’t enthusiastic about his visit. He was no one I knew. And his being blind bothered me.
In drawing the cathedral, the narrator (husband) comes to understand what it means to see below the surface..... to truly see the things around him and embrace what is inside of him. Art has opened his world, and I believe the changes will be...
Cathdral's narrator is unnamed. He is attentive, often seems unfeeling, and is the host of the blind man. The narrator, however, is in his own way blinder than the blind man.... although not literally.