Critical Analysis of Raymond Carver s \"Neighbors\" - essay Term Paper - Mcgrath1031, the Millers behavior in the apartment bees very odd and inappropriate when they almost try to live the Stones carver lives throw their possessions. All We Really Need in Life carver is Each Other, when Harriet and Jim are away on business/vacation trip they would entrust Bill and Arlene to feed Kitty, causing them to throw all ambitions out the window and act out of the norm. And look after their apartment. The setting of the story influences the characters by giving them a sense of fort behind the apartments locked door, water the ants, page 1 of 2, raymond Carvers Neighbors is a moral based story.
The most important concept about this story is that peoe are bored with what they have and desperately want what they dont have. Carver brings this idea to life by paring how the main characters Bill and Arlene Miller view their lives to their neighbors Harriet and Jim Stone.. He reached in the back (of the liquor cabinet) for the bottle of Chivas Regal. He took two drinks from the bottle, wiped his l on his sleeve, and reaced the bottle in the cabinet(70) If Bill were to enter the apartment with the door open or with someone else or of course if the Stones were actually present, Im sure he would not just help himself to a drink. Cathedral By Raymond Carver Critical Essays.