Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, and Ethan Frome were books written by three different authors and may have seemed completely different. The main characters of these books, Huck Finn, Ethan Frome, and Jay Gatsby, appeared to be three distinct persons, but in one aspect or another came together as one. Love and communication served to bring these three characters together and, along with social order, also set them apart. Huck, Ethan, and Jay showed their similarities and differences through their actions and dialogue.
Love was an aspect shared by many characters in a wide variety of novels, but none other than Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Each of these novels' main characters showed a deep emotional bond with another character. Huck Finn's relationship with Jim was somewhat strange, but nevertheless was strong. Jim was a runaway slave and Huck thought that it was a sin to help a runaway slave.
Despite his religious beliefs, Huck knew that he was "the best friend old Jim ever had, and the only one he's got now." He knew that by helping Jim he "will go to hell," but took this risk and followed his own morality. Love was also shared between two characters in Ethan Frome. The love shared in this novel was different from the love in Huckleberry Finn, for Ethan's love was of sexual nature. Ethan Frome was married to Zenobia Frome who suffered from illness during the later stages of her life. Zeena's young cousin, Mattie Silver, was hired to relieve Zeena of her household duties. Ethan was attracted to Mattie because she was the antithesis of Zeena. While Mattie was young, happy, healthy, and beautiful like the summer, Zeena was seven years older than Ethan,