Monday, June 05, 2006

The Block - Characters - Scott and Charlotte

Thoreau said "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Well, I don't know about "the mass of men," but Scott certainly does. He's just found out that he only has weeks, perhaps a few months to live, and he's got some housecleaning to do before he leaves. His wife, Charlotte, sees life through the distorted, green hue of a wine bottle, and doesn't know yet about Scott's fate. She's walking the line of infidelity that Scott swore would be the final straw in their already disastrous marriage. Can Scott maintain his fury as the end of his life draws near? Can Charlotte maintain her fidelity in the light of her new, young fireman friend? Stay tuned to find out.