John Cheever's "The Five-Forty- Eight" explores how actions have outcomes through his portrayal of the character Blake. Blake is launched in the storyline as a heartless, selfish, and immoral man who's the victim of a stalking by an clearly upset girl. While hitched he has already established a one nights stand with Neglect Dent, his secretary, and then he previously her fired. He thought that 'Her diffidence, the sensation of deprivation in her point of view, promised to protect him from implications' (Cheever 319). Unfortunately for him, Pass up Dent is mentally impaired. Therefore, she looks for revenge by stalking him and then possessing him at gun-point over a teach near his home.