Sadly, because he decided to bring her into the family, he was taken prisoner and had to live the rest of his days with her at the house. Ethan was captivated with Mattie because she was like the bright summer when compared to the wintery cold of Zeena.
In Edith Wharton 's Ethan Frome, Wharton explores the catastrophic consequences of defying one 's predestined proclivity for new discoveries through three different characters who 's worlds collide in one terrible accident that leaves nothing but the bitter and savage bite of regret How do you know?
The example essays in Kibin's library were written by real students for real classes. Like the previous day, Ethan spends another sad night. Ethan is fighting with himself because he does not want to be alone and forgotten, so he tries to end that conflict by making the easy choice: he asks her to stay.
These choices bring the plot further along and cause the rest of the story to rest on them. If he had only tried to make Zeena this way then they could have been happy.
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