Pete Provost (pseudonymously called “Pete Dean” in the poem “Pale Fire”) is Jane Provost’s cousin. Jane sets Pete up on a blind date with Hazel, but Pete is unimpressed with Hazel’s looks and finds an excuse to leave. Pete is just one of many men who apparently reject Hazel, and after he rejects her on their blind date, Hazel walks into a frozen lake and drowns herself.
Pete Provost Character Timeline in Pale Fire
The timeline below shows where the character Pete Provost appears in Pale Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Pale Fire: Canto Two
Commentary: Lines 367-434