When he leaves his office, he notices his stalker, and wonders why she is following him, but seems distracted by the recent construction and window displays to think about her long enough to worry. After realizing he has missed his train, Blake tries to catch the local five-forty-eight. Blake is now the weak one, the one who is being dehumanized and messed with. The daughter of Maine Supreme Court Justice Sidney Thaxter, her acting talent came from her mother's side, who was a one-time Shakespearean actress. She was fired abruptly after having a sexual encounter with Blake, and has spent the subsequent months trying to contact him. She has realized that she has a problem, and found Blake to be the principle source. Then Miss Dent, having fulfilled her revenge, explains that she can now wash her hands of Blake.
After realizing he has missed the express, Blake leaves the bar in order to catch the local five-forty-eight. This story takes place in downtown , , where the protagonist Blake , attempts to escape his former employee Miss Dent , who was fired shortly after a one-night stand. The characterization of Blake shows how he can live with himself after the way he treats women. Genevieve School in Montreal and. The car smelled like some dismal classroom.
Written by As Hitchcock fare, the entry is pretty slender. She would be easy to shake. Miss Dent stops him and informs him that she has a pistol in her pocketbook, and will kill him if he moves or tries to leave. The real trick is the way Cheever retains his typical gift for mundane detail. Miss Dent eventually catches up to Blake, where they talk on the Five-Forty-Eight train towards Shady Hill.
She has turned to alcohol to deal with alienation from her husband. Along with confusing the sumptuary laws, moral obligations, and human responsibilities he lives by. Dent is greatly affected by Mr. Thank you so much Katie. He decides to stop at a men's bar in an attempt to lose his pursuer. He disregards her and continues out of the building, and begins to head for the train station to catch the express train home. Blake is held at gunpoint by Ms.
The article Meyer uses is called In the Art. Dent, suspense is strongly built by Ms. The next day Blake waited until she was out for lunch and then called personnel and asked them to fire her. This warm and winning, very non-theatrical brunette was born Phyllis St. She's one of those attractive rather than glamorous actresses who found a successful niche in Hollywood. Dent believes that she has committed a terrible mistake which leaves her traumatized and broken. Dent The entire story is driven by suspense.
She sits next to him on the train and threatens to kill him if he doesn't listen to her. Title from data sheet Laurence Luckinbill, Mary Beth Hurt Intended audience: Senior high school through college and adult Issued also as videorecording A dramatization of the John Cheever story whose protagonist is one of the well-to-do commuters in the Shady Hill stories, John Blake. She had been his secretary whom he slept with a consequently fired. Dent as a secretary, and one late night they went to her apartment and slept together. To him, people with low self esteem are not people. She does not care for Blake due to the way he treats his wife. Dent, is waiting for him He enters a bar on his way home to evade her, and reminisces about a past experience.
In essence, the reader is getting a very standard scene here. Miss Dent uses the train ride to share with Blake how he has made her feel, and instead of listening and trying to fix what he has done to Miss Dent, Blake is distracted by the ads on the walls of the train stations, and who is getting on and off of the train. The Five-Forty-Eight Summary By John Cheever An apathetic business man, Mr. He felt the muzzle against his belly. He looks up to see it is the woman from before.
She tells him she has a pistol, and that she is not afraid to kill him. As always, join the conversation in the comments section below, on or on Twitter. The consequences of his actions have finally come back to torment him. The Five-Forty-Eight by John Cheever is a story that shows the relationship between two kinds of people. He immediately spots a woman in the crowd outside the elevator, an old acquaintance, and is troubled by it.