In the end though, it is Blake whose tormented soul is visible and pitied. She gets her redemption and closure at Shady Hill. When he gets outside, he takes off toward Madison Avenue with the loud sound of the city echoing all around him. He has lost track of his life without even realizing it. Down there it would be safer.
He has become a stranger to his wife and children; he is completely self-centered and obsessed with fitting the world into little boxes, filled with tons of judgment. Bent or Lent or Dent or something like that. As for Louise, her case is even worse. None of the eight entered a plea. For example, they are both socially dysfunctional: Miss Dent is literally isolated from the rest of the world, while Blake is a lonely character by choice. In both their cases, the reader seems to be caught up in a hero-or-villain dilemma: is Blake the innocent protagonist who has to face his dangerous stalker? The car smelled like some dismal classroom. Dent is skinny, shy, emotional, and disheveld.
Here, she goes through a gamut of emotions convincingly, such that the episode really depends on her skills to carry it along. A Battle of Evil versus Evil: A Story Without Resolution In conclusion, the Five Forty Eight is an ode for the darkness of human nature: in the end, Miss Dent will leave the freight house — never to be brought to justice - to wait for the next villain to come, and Blake will go home the same person he left his office. In reading the book first, you get a unique idea of what you picture things to look like, and often times are disappointed by the movie. Stretched out, face down in the filth, he begins to weep. On the other hand, Cheever's Ms.
Anyway, for fans of Thaxter, myself included, the 30-minutes remains a showcase. Blake, is leaving his workplace when he notices a woman he knows, Mrs. The psychological makeup of the protagonist and the antagonist, the behavior of secondary characters, the language and the literary devices that he uses serve his purpose of illustrating the darkness of human nature. Evil in John Cheever's The Five-Forty-Eight John Cheever was an award winning American author of the twentieth century. This is ironic, because most of the story, the reader sympathizes with poor Miss Dent, a troubled woman, so desperate for the adoration of such a man as Blake. It is merely a battle of evil versus evil: the manipulative Blake character versus the deranged Miss Dent who will eventually spare his life out of mere courtesy from one villain to another. Blake to get off the train at the Shady Hill stop.
S has been attributed to various theories ranging from community policing to the legalization of abortion in the 1970's. This is indicative that Blake is morally wrong. What do you think about this story? Raising himself to his feet he stares at her until he realizes from the expression on her face and the attitude her entire being has adopted that Miss Dent has completely and utterly forgotten he even exists. Blake looks around to see if anyone has noticed. Through the course of the story the reader can distinguish between the traits of good and evil. He begins to feel a little ridiculous. Blake is now the weak one, the one who is being dehumanized and messed with.
After realizing he has missed the express, Blake leaves the bar in order to catch the local five-forty-eight. The latter also states that devils exist in the world and that it is our job to exterminate devils. The consequences of his actions have finally come back to torment him. Blake is always judging people on how they look and pointing out their imperfections. These stages are evident from birth, adulthood, and senior years. Now she's mad as heck and we wonder what form her troubled revenge will take. When she finally got the chance to do so, she fell victim to a crude employer who used her to satisfy his sexual needs and then fired her.
The drink naturally led to sex and about an hour later was leaving and she was weeping and so the next day he did what any other man in his position would do: he had her fired while she was away and lunch and left the office himself for the rest of the day. Most importantly, he asserted his confidence by preying on weak women, as he did with Miss Dent and others before her. It was Miss Dent, after all, and not Miss Bent. She sits next to him on the train and threatens to kill him if he doesn't listen to her. The story offers a rare twist in presenting them. Dent believes that she has committed a terrible mistake which leaves her traumatized and broken.
The main characters, Blake and Miss Dent, are definitely the examples. She was still there, when he exited the bar and realized he had missed the express. Yet, the affair meant something more to Miss Dent. She symbolizes all of the women that Blake has manipulated and used in the past. Watkins, the other neighbor, is also a passenger on the train.
Dent, is waiting for him He enters a bar on his way home to evade her, and reminisces about a past experience. He distances himself from everyone in his life. Blake is a critical, apathetic person while Ms. She did not do anything wrong to be treated like nothing. Where the entry succeeds is as a showcase for actress Thatcher who specialized in just such troubled roles. However, does he really love his wife? Blake, surprised by his survival, walks home unchanged.
He seems successful from the outside, but in reality he has failed in his personal life. Moreover, and I will argue that the Five Forty Eight is actually a tale of the darkness of human nature, where all the characters involved, the literary devices are used by the writer, and even the narrator himself -- everything leads to the same conclusion that it is a twisted battle of evil versus evil. These feats help to save the Danes from evil beasts. The woman, Miss Dent, is furious with him; she had been trying to reach him at the office for a couple of days, but she was never allowed inside. Similarly in To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee elucidates the concept that people should be treated with inclusive human dignity and be affected by good aspects rather than deleterious behavior. The screenplay manages some tension as Thaxter's Miss Dent holds her former boss Mr.