Ethan Frome Character Analysis

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Ethan Frome’s mother becoming ill was the first step toward the destiny that would keep Ethan in Starkfield forever. This destiny required his wife, Zeena, to become sick as well. It was necessary for Ethan to remain there since it would lead him to meet Mattie Silver, who would push him even closer to his fated downfall. Ethan, Zeena, and Mattie’s destinies were tangled together because of the conjoined circumstances that surrounded the three of them. As result of several illnesses within his family, Ethan was forced to stay in Starkfield without a degree or the life he truly desired. Zeena’s constant state of hypochondria pushed Ethan farther away from his goals and closer to an unhappy marriage. When the new help arrived in Zeena’s cousin

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