Ethan Frome Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Ethan Frome.
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Ethan Frome: a Chapter Analysis

Summary: It is a literary analysis of the first chapter of Ethan Frome. It is supposed to analyze the characters and predict how they might influence the outcome of the novel.
Edith Wharton's tale of Ethan Frome is a classic story of hopeful romance ending in tragedy. We are introduced to Ethan as he's walking to pick up his wife's cousin Mattie, at a church social. On the way, we witness some of Ethan's thoughts about his life and the people in it. By the end of Chapter One, the readers begin to understand the way Ethan views himself, Mattie, and Zeena, and the way these characters might influence the events in the novel.

We learn much about Ethan during his walk to the church. He reflects how "his father's death, and the misfortunes following it, had put a premature end to Ethan's studies; but though they had not gone far enough to be of much practical use they had fed his fancy and made him aware of huge cloudy meanings behind the daily face of...

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