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In the short story The Five-Forty-Eight written by John Cheever we are introduced to two characters that have had a brief personal relationship with each other and to the consequences that follow for one of them Mr Blake happens to be the fellow that is being put on trial and is judged accordingly His persona is defoliated until the truth rings out like a blow horn The beast within him begs for a swift end As the story unfolds we are made aware of the fact that a strange woman is following Mr Blake At this point the author has given us little about the man and his personality With this in mind the reader is positioned to take a defensive approach to Blake He is the victim Why is this woman following him What does she want with him He is scared for his life It is amazing to think that she can harm him in such a way that he would regret it for the rest of his life Not until later do we discover that he took advantage of this woman and her defenselessness Or so he thought It is apparent by now that she wasnt the only one that he took advantage of The following sentence suggests that there were many others before her Most of the many women he had known had been picked for their lack of self-esteem It is clear that picked has a double meaning in this place To fill a secretarys position was a mere masquerade compared to the real reason of quenching his personal desires and victories Because of his overconfidence he underestimated Miss Dent How could someone so young and frail do anything to harm a man like him Now we begin to see a dark side of him The words in the story begin to paint a picture of a man we are about to know a little better He was a
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