Ethan is a nice guy that does good for other people. Ethan Frome's pathetic
fallacy is that he is too nice and too caring. Ethan has to take care of his mom and
farm, Ethan cant leave the farm to Zeena and run away with Mattie, and he wants
money from the hales but he doesn't want to ask.
Ethan has to take care of his mother and the farm. He was going to go to
college and become an engineer but his mother became sick and couldn't take care
of the farm. So Ethan had to give up his dreams and help care for his mother and
take care of the farm. Zeena was helping to take care of Ethans mother and Ethan
decided he had to marry her because he felt that he owed her for helping to take care
of his mother.
Ethan would have gone back to college after his mother died but Zeena
became complicated and Ethan had to stay and care for Zeena and the farm. Which
shows that Ethans pathetic fallacy is that he is too nice and too caring.
Ethan doesn't want to run away with Mattie and leave the farm to Zeena because
if he left her the farm she wouldn't be able to take care of the farm and she wouldn't
be able to sell it. Ethan cant do this to Zeena because he is not that kind of person that
would leave them with a big responsibility and when they're sick too. Also the people
of Starkfield would look down on Ethan for leaving Zeena while she is sick for Mattie
and leaving Zeena with the whole farm and she would be lonely. Ethan's pathetic
fallacy is that he is too nice and...