Hello the type of essay is a literary analysis of a short story. Examine the symbolism of the cathedral in Raymond Carvers story Cathedral. In what ways is the narrators transformation at the end of the story a kind of religious or spiritual awakening? Note that these questions present essay topics. It is part of your task to narrow a topic appropriately to a thesis statementwhich asserts the central idea of your essay. In preparing your outline, you should also keep in mind that a 750-word essay will contain three body paragraphs. You should therefore look for three distinct main ideas that support your thesis. Please review topic sentences and paragraph structure before writing this essay Furthermore, the cathedral is interpreted as a as a symbol of faith defined broadly (not necessarily religious faith). So simply have a thesis that says the cathedral symbolizes faith. Show in the body of your essay where he lacks faith and how he finds it. Ideally, you want three areas, one for each paragraph. Faith in himself? in others? in his marriage? in God? etc. One per paragraph, stating what the topic is clearly in a short, direct topic sentence.