The Stories of John Cheever - Chapters 53-61 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 53-61 Summary

"The Geometry of Love" is the story of Charlie Mallory and his wife, Mathilda. Charlie is a freelance engineer who works in Manhattan. One day Charlie is walking downtown and notices all the women are well dressed and wear a look of haunting guilt. Charlie decides that the women are out buying presents for their children to make up for the fact that they are having affairs. Charlie is thinking about his impressions walking through Woolworth's toy department. Charlie spots a woman wearing a fur coat, much like the one he had given Mathilda for Christmas. The woman turns out to be Mathilda. Charlie approaches Mathilda and speaks to her. Before Charlie can say more than a word, Mathilda creates a scene telling Charlie she does not appreciate being spied on, that the behavior is despicable. Charlie tries to explain that...

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