The Case of Eleanor and David


The Case of Eleanor and David by Phyllis Hamilton

Eleanor and David have been together for almost thirty years. Eleanor is sitting in a chair, waiting for David to come home. She is mentally preparing for a talk with him, aiming to win him back, as she suspects him of having a relationship with another woman. She finally falls asleep over her nervous reflections, and wakes up when David enters. Yet when she starts to talk about the change in his behaviour towards her, he stays indifferent to her pleading and finally tells her that he has the intention to move out the next morning. As David says Goodnight, the reader finds out that Eleanor is not his wife, as assumed, but actually his mother. Leaving the room, David does not notice she has died from shock.

128 words

148 Worte in "deutsch"  als "hilfreich"  bewertet