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GRACE In the story Cathedral and A Good Man is hard to find the characters achieve a certain type of grace in one level or another Although these stories seem to have nothing to do with grace especially A Good Man their basis is built on the grace that one achieves One might think what is grace Websters dictionary defines grace as A disposition to or an act or instance of kindness courtesy or clemency or a virtue coming from God In these stories each character reached grace in different ways the one in A Good Man being the most dramatic I will compare and contras the different types of grace achieved by each character The mans wife reached grace in several ways through the story After working for this blind man she was married to an officer who moved around a lot she was not able to have steady friendships and felt that she must take her own life Even though she took every pill in the cabinet and downed it with alcohol she still lived this sort of grace is the sort of grace described by Websters dictionary as a gift from God Her life was spared so that she can live on to new challenges This type of grace was unique to this character in this story but she reached a certain kind of grace in her relationship with the blind man named Robert The mans wife and the blind man would send tapes to each other and describe what it is they are going through any time they had a hard time or a happy time they would describe it in their tapes This special relationship they had was an act of grace that they both had an outlet so things would not stay bottle up This type of grace can be defined in different ways One way to define it is the relationship was a great privilege and
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