The Woman Who Came at Six O'Clock Themes

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Murder

Although it is never stated outright, the woman in the story hints at the fact that she has just killed one of her customers. In fact, in the middle of the story, the woman gives José a hypothetical situation in which a woman murders a man whom she has slept with, and attempts to get José to agree that a murder in this case would be justified. Says the woman, "'Don't you think they ought to lay off a woman who kills a man because after she's been with him she feels disgust with him and everyone who's been with her?"'

José is unconvinced that murder would be justifiable in this case, saying that "'there's no reason to go that far."' The woman continues her hypothetical situation, adding more details to the hypothetical situation, but it is only when she talks about a...

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