Ethan Frome Essay | Emotion in Edith Wharton's Novel Ethan Frome

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Emotion in Edith Wharton's Novel Ethan Frome

Summary: Edith Wharton's novel Ethan Frome explains one's need for affection and belonging in society, which sometimes comes about only through tragedy. The emotional status of Ethan Frome himself serves as the novel's most important theme. Ethan's decisions are based upon his emotions, which in turn evolve from the appearance, character, and actions of the two women in his life, Zeena Frome and Mattie Silver.
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Ethan Frome, written by Edith Wharton, is a marvelous novel that contains countless numbers of themes that touch the lives of people even today. Set in the odd, gloomy, desolate town of Starkfield, Ethan Frome explains one's need for affection, and belonging in society, sometimes only brought about by tragedy. The themes of the novel solely surround the main characters of Ethan Frome, Zeena Frome (Ethan's wife), and Mattie Silver (a distant cousin of Zeena's). The themes also use a minor character by the name of Denis Eady. The most important theme in this novel deals with the emotional status of Ethan Frome. The appearance, character, and actions of Zeena Frome and Mattie Silver provide an emotional rock for Ethan to stand upon, as well as base his decisions upon.

In society, no matter what age or era of our world, appearance...

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