The Meaning Of Nature In Wharton's Ethan Frome

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There is a powerful meaning of nature in “Ethan Frome,” whose author is Edith Wharton describes the changing cycles of nature. The story takes place in a small New England town in the middle of winter adding to the tension of the story. This literature piece is from the realism era; literature in this time describes how this could happen to you. Nature is at its meanest during the winter where it’s very vengeful to everything. Winter is the time for death in nature by taking out those animals who can’t find enough food to stay alive. The winter season is already vengeful before this story even began by taking away Ethan Frome’s mother and is also the same season his wife got sick. This is showing us that people also face the same hardships
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