The Five-Forty-Eight

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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. …

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…our past and see the things we didn't achieve. As a result, some men make the wrong choices. Since we all know that life is too short, we tend to regress in our behavior and act in ways that are harmful to us as well as others. To deter this kind of conduct, we should look around ourselves and see people for who they are and give everyone the respect that we expect in return.