In his marriage, rather, he cares about

In the story the Five-Forty-Eight by _your_mom_, we are introduced to a reprehensible man, Blake, who’s narcissism drives him to jet set around the world collecting different women, sleeping with them, and after leaving them alone like litter. He has a good job and makes good money; the story the Five-Forty-Eight by _your_mom_, we are introduced to a reprehensible man, Blake, who’s narcissism drives him to jet set around the world collecting different women, sleeping with them, and after leaving them alone like litter. He has a good job and makes good money; everything a man needs. Not to mention the fact that he also has a beautiful wife, who fights to love him and stays with him despite him constantly cheating. Throughout the story, the author uses many literary devices such as flashbacks, metaphors, and many more things which imply that he simply does not care about the feelings of anyone and he sees himself as superior to all. Blake’s constant success in seducing helpless women is what leads him to be so narcissistic that absolutely nothing can cut through his concrete soul.There is an instance in the story where the author uses a flashback to a situation with his wife to show that Blake is heartless and can’t possibly love. After his wife forgot to prepare dinner for him one night, Blake shut her out for two weeks. He completely ignored her and wanted nothing to do with her, all because his drudge, if you will, didn’t make him dinner. His wife is heartbroken and begs on her knees for forgiveness from him. He shows no concern whatsoever for her. She tries so hard to mend their relationship and even goes to their next-door neighbor, Mrs. Compton, for advice. Blake clearly doesn’t care about his marriage, rather, he cares about the physical beauty of his wife. This is just one example in the story of how Blake makes women feel helpless and powerless compared to himself. We think it’s the end of the story when Blake is riding the five-forty-eight train trying to avoid his stalker, Miss Dent. He spots a yellow light breaking through the clouds which gives off a sense of final freedom. We would think that in this moment he has successfully lost track of his stalker just as much as his stalker has lost track of him; but in this very moment, Miss Dent calls out to him and sits beside him. He is trapped. (irony) Miss Dent tries to make Blake feel sympathy for her through telling him what her life has been like since their one night stand; how it mentally destroyed her. As he begins to gain some insight into her problem, Blake reaches his stop, Shady Hill. The name of the place Blake comes from, Shady Hill, is foreshadowing that Blake isn’t going to change. The name Shady Hill creates imagery of a dead place; a place of nothingness or a place that was forgotten.  Blake is literally dead inside. The place where Blake comes from portrays the person he has become. Just as Blake was about to get off at his stop, Miss Dent screams, “Don’t try and escape me. I have a pistol and I’ll have to kill you and I don’t want to. All I want to do is talk with you. Don’t move or I’ll kill you. Don’t, don’t, don’t!” All Blake knows at that very moment is that if he does what she says, he will survive, just as anyone would when held at gunpoint. So Blake is in survival mode and does just as Miss Dent asks of him. Miss Dent further says, “if you do what I say, I won’t harm you,” Blake realizes Miss Dent’s motive in that very instant. She didn’t want to kill him, rather, she wanted to change him. Blake faked his way through this situation; he did what he knew Miss Dent wanted him to do. He manipulated her into thinking he was a changed man; “He stretched out on the ground, weeping. ‘Now, I feel better,’ she said.’ ” When Miss Dent leaves, he fakes to get up: “warily at first, until he saw by her attitude, her looks, that she had forgotten him; that she had completed what she had wanted to do, and that he was safe. He got to his feet and picked up his hat from the ground where it had fallen and walked home.” Blake gets up as the same man. He hasn’t changed at all. He doesn’t see Miss Dent any different than when he seduced her. He saw her as any other woman he ever seduced; small, powerless and harmless. ing a man needs. Not to mention the fact that he also has a beautiful wife, who fights to love him and stays with him despite him constantly cheating. Throughout the story, the author uses many literary devices such as flashbacks, metaphors, and many more things which imply that he simply does not care about the feelings of anyone and he sees himself as superior to all. Blake’s constant success in seducing helpless women is what leads him to be so narcissistic that absolutely nothing can cut through his concrete soul.There is an instance in the story where the author uses a flashback to a situation with his wife to show that Blake is heartless and can’t possibly love. After his wife forgot to prepare dinner for him one night, Blake shut her out for two weeks. He completely ignored her and wanted nothing to do with her, all because his drudge, if you will, didn’t make him dinner. His wife is heartbroken and begs on her knees for forgiveness from him. He shows no concern whatsoever for her. She tries so hard to mend their relationship and even goes to their next-door neighbor, Mrs. Compton, for advice. Blake clearly doesn’t care about his marriage, rather, he cares about the physical beauty of his wife. This is just one example in the story of how Blake makes women feel helpless and powerless compared to himself. We think it’s the end of the story when Blake is riding the five-forty-eight train trying to avoid his stalker, Miss Dent. He spots a yellow light breaking through the clouds which gives off a sense of final freedom. We would think that in this moment he has successfully lost track of his stalker just as much as his stalker has lost track of him; but in this very moment, Miss Dent calls out to him and sits beside him. He is trapped. (irony) Miss Dent tries to make Blake feel sympathy for her through telling him what her life has been like since their one night stand; how it mentally destroyed her. As he begins to gain some insight into her problem, Blake reaches his stop, Shady Hill. The name of the place Blake comes from, Shady Hill, is irony foreshadowing that Blake isn’t going to change. The name Shady Hill creates imagery of a dead place; a place of nothingness or a place that was forgotten.  Blake is literally dead inside. The place where Blake comes from portrays the person he has become. Just as Blake was about to get off at his stop, Miss Dent screams, “Don’t try and escape me. I have a pistol and I’ll have to kill you and I don’t want to. All I want to do is talk with you. Don’t move or I’ll kill you. Don’t, don’t, don’t!” All Blake knows at that very moment is that if he does what she says, he will survive, just as anyone would when held at gunpoint. So Blake is in survival mode and does just as Miss Dent asks of him. Miss Dent further says, “if you do what I say, I won’t harm you,” Blake realizes Miss Dent’s motive in that very instant. She didn’t want to kill him, rather, she wanted to change him. Blake faked his way through this situation; he did what he knew Miss Dent wanted him to do. He manipulated her into thinking he was a changed man; “He stretched out on the ground, weeping. ‘Now, I feel better,’ she said.’ ” When Miss Dent leaves, he fakes to get up: “warily at first, until he saw by her attitude, her looks, that she had forgotten him; that she had completed what she had wanted to do, and that he was safe. He got to his feet and picked up his hat from the ground where it had fallen and walked home.” Blake gets up as the same man. He hasn’t changed at all. He doesn’t see Miss Dent any different than when he seduced her. He saw her as any other woman he ever seduced; small, powerless and harmless.