Despite the untruth (Diaz was never a captain) the True History quickly became a much republished and translated bestseller. In 1672, Diaz' great-great-grandson, Antonio Francisco Fuentes y Guzmán, compared one of Fray Remón’s editions with the family's manuscript and found significant differences. There were changes in dates and events; in places, entirely new narratives replaced sections of the family original. Fray Remón, aided by fellow Mercedarian Fray Gabriel Adarzo y Santander, had taken great liberties with Diaz' work. A faithful edition of Diaz' Guatemala manuscript became available only at the turn of the 20th century, when Mexican historian Genaro García published it in two volumes appearing a year apart, in 1904 and 1905.
Yunior observes what his father does to his wife. He learns from his father which causes him to mistreat a woman by cheating. Yunior says, “All of Magda’s friends say I cheated because I was Dominican, that all us Dominican men are dogs and can’t be trusted. I doubt that I can speak for all Dominican men but I doubt they can either. From my perspective it wasn’t genetics; there were reasons.
Ethan would quietly lament this loss for as long as he lives. Not fully being able to express his true nature, a man with a refined mind who can’t show the world how he feels, and what he’s is passionate about. This can also be shown when the narrator states “His unfinished studies had given form to this sensibility and even in his unhappiest moments field and sky spoke to him with a deep and powerful persuasion”(Wharton 11). Second is Ethan hastily marring Zeena when she came to take care of his mother when she became sick, throughout the book you can easily pick up on the disconnect between the two. Although it is reasonable why he did so.
In many ways, their similarity as children is due to their interactions with Arthur. He is the literal father of Tyler, and the figurative father of Kirsten. Like mentioned earlier, Kirsten does not appear to have a strong support network within her own family, and Arthur seems to miss Tyler due to his move to Jerusalem. He has “adopted” Kirsten as a child in many ways, giving her gifts and spending time with her - when Kirsten is bullied by a fellow child actor in King Lear, she seeks refuge in Arthur’s dressing room and Arthur gives her advice like a father. This isn’t an uncommon occurrence; Arthur tells Miranda that “Kirsten here likes to visit sometimes...almost daily.
Although one may argue that the tragedy wasn’t all Ethans fault, and that the weather of new england caused it, that certainly isn’t true. Ethan’s bad choices of leaving school, feeling lonely and marrying Zeena and then also being avoidant when he wants to leave her. Obviously, Ethan Frome’s tragedy is all caused by his personal decisions. One of many ignorant choices Ethan makes is when his mother gets ill, somewhere in the beginning of the story. During this time, Ethan dropped out of college.
He could have left caring for his mother/Zeena to someone else, and lived his own life. He would never be lonesome if he lived in a big city, and he could have possibly been wealthier. The story introduces this idea by having one of the introductory characters say, “Most of the smart ones get away.” (Prologue) This ties in with the idea of Ethan’s conformity being his downfall. If Ethan didn’t “stay and care for the folks” (Prologue), he could have made the future much better for himself. Ethan definitely would have been happier in Florida being an engineer than in this village being a farmer.
After being tied down to the family farm by his mother and father and his responsibility to care for them he is then tied down to his now sickly wife, and never leaves home to pursue his goal of becoming a well-educated intellectual. The decision to stay with his wife and care for her or leave and pursue his own dreams and relationships leads to great emotional distress. Occasionally Ethan is confronted, “with the sudden perception of the point to which his madness had carried him, the madness fell and he saw his life before him as it was.” Ultimately, he is resolved to the solution of taking his own life in an act of desperation to avoid being separated from his newly found love,
Firstly the separation of her parents directly influenced on her; Even though her mother was understanding, loving and caring, she was unable to fill in the gap of a father. Celeste missed the presence of her father and this actually might have contributed in her stubbornness and attitude towards the family. Her mother’s strategies were not sufficient to guide her, because due to the family issues and poor relations, in her life her friends had the most