Comparing Love In The Crucible And Ethan Frome

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In both novels, the Crucible and Ethan Frome, the main characters are stuck in pointless marriages, however revenge and love led the two plays into slightly different paths. In the crucible John Proctor has a seemingly miserable marriage with Elizabeth Proctor. She was an unhappy, depressing wife, and the cold house she kept led to John having an affair with the housekeeper Abigail Williams. Similarly in Ethan Frome, Ethan is married to a mean, sickly, and depressing wife, and found a way to escape from his misery through the housekeeper Mattie. We can see that in both plays, the two main characters are not happy with their marriages and lives, therefore they try to get away from them by having an affair with other women who seem to be their
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