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Ethan Frome Rhetorical Analysis

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4. The theme of the story basically means… love is hard. It’s hard to love yourself and your family members if you don’t strive for greatness and positivity, look at Ethan, he has barely had a one to one conversation with his father without having it interrupted by his father’s work (“I couldn’t remember a single meal with my father that hadn’t been interrupted by something to do with business” 189; 6-8). Ethan also hasn’t gained respect, nor has exceeded expectations (“He (Ethan’s father) couldn’t stop talking about you (Ethan), he held you in his arms the whole flight. He just went on and on about the hopes and dreams he had for you” 38; 13-18). His father also hasn’t made the conscious effort to at least talk to him online or on the phone
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