Symbolism In Ethan Frome

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Diego Saavedra
English 3
Symbol of Love
Cheating is a choice, not a mistake. In the story “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. Ethan is committed himself already to one woman named Zeena, however, Ethan does start to fall in love with another lady named Mattie, who also happens to be the cousin of Zeena. In the story, there is a scene where Mattie and Ethan were cooking and about to have dinner, when the cat knocks over Zeena 's pickle dish, all these events are very key in the symbol of the story. The braking of the dish resembles how fragile a marriage could be.
First the scene, the dish is knocked over by the cat,. The dish symbolizes the relationship between Ethan and his wife Zeena. The dish is important to the

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