Essays Tagged: "Zeena"

When Ethan Frome lost control of his life, from Edith Wharton's novel

mother died.After his mother's funeral, Ethan did not want to be left alone on the farm,so he asked Zeena to stay with him. At first, Ethan enjoys her company.However, Zeena soon becomes a nuisance to ... ce to Ethan, and prevents him frombecoming an engineer in a large city. After being married a year, Zeenabecomes sick herself, and the only time she talks to Ethan is to complain orshow her discontent ...

(1 pages) 56 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethan Frome.

k to a time before the accident. Ethan was sent to the church to escort Mattie Silver, Ethan's wife Zeena's cousin, home. Mattie has been living with Ethan and Zeena for over a year working as a house ... they pass through the gate to the farm, Ethan puts his arm around her decidedly for the first time. Zeena greets them at the door because she couldn't sleep due to her illness; and, she forces Ethan t ...

(5 pages) 75 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton.

setts in the early 1900s. Ethan Frome is the main character in the novel and is married to his wife Zeena. They live in an old farmhouse along with Mattie Silver, who came to live with them to be of a ... ive in an old farmhouse along with Mattie Silver, who came to live with them to be of assistance to Zeena around the house. Ethan is caught in a love triangle with his spouse Zeena and secret lover Ma ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. This three page essay is a compared and contrast paper on Zenobia and Mattie. It also includes a work cited page!

two women. He was married to Zenobia Frome, but his true love was his wife's cousin, Mattie Silver. Zeena and Mattie were different in all aspects. Mattie was a caring, loving, beautiful young girl, w ... ontinuously drawn to Mattie throughout the novel, as she was much more attractive and amicable than Zeena.In the novel light was an important motif. When light was shed on Zeena it "...drew out of the ...

(4 pages) 53 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ethan Frome - Character Analysis

ers.The most obvious circumstance affecting Ethan's life is the women that live with him. His wife, Zeena, is really a distant cousin that came to live with Ethan to care for his sick mother. Once his ... ly a distant cousin that came to live with Ethan to care for his sick mother. Once his mother died, Zeena planned on moving back with her family. Suddenly she got 'sick' and needed Ethan to take care ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Symbols used in "Ethan Frome" by Edith Warton

Mattie, his wife's cousin. Mattie has come to assist the Frome family with their domestic affairs. Zeena, Ethan's hypochondriac wife, detects Ethan's love for Mattie. She decides to send Mattie away ... ove for Mattie. She decides to send Mattie away in exchange for a hired servant that will attend to Zeena's sickness. On the day of Mattie's department, Ethan decides to take Mattie the long way to th ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison essay on "Ethan Frome" and "The Story of an Hour"

ith another woman. In both stories the authors depict a marriage with two very controlling spouses, Zeena in Ethan Frome and Bently in "The Story of an Hour", even though they are controlling their sp ... was having feelings of joy. He imagined that rather than having to spend the rest of his life with Zeena, who he cared about, he could have the experience of true love. "And there were other sensatio ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Contrast of Zeena and Mattie in "Ethan Frome"

on's Ethan Frome, is tormented by his passionate love for Mattie Silver, but is morally shackled to Zeena by the sacred bonds of marriage. After years of harsh life with his wife in the dreary town of ... Ethan comes to believe that his greatest chance at a happy life is with Mattie Silver, a cousin of Zeena, who has come to live with him. However, in the end Mattie's other side, one which is extraord ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This is an essay on "Ethan Frome".

ach one made mistakes that led to the horrible accidents which should have killed Ethan and Mattie. Zeena should have acted more sweetly towards Ethan, Mattie should have not led Ethan on, and Ethan s ... towards Ethan, Mattie should have not led Ethan on, and Ethan should have honored his commitment to Zeena and his marriage.Zeena bears responsibility for the tragedy because she should have been more ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ethan Frome" Themes.

l of the main characters are stuck in silence. Ethan is imprisoned by silence because he lives with Zeena, and before that, another sick women (his mother). He also has the hardship of keeping his lov ... before that, another sick women (his mother). He also has the hardship of keeping his love silent. Zeena falls silent due to her "illness," which is assumed to be hypochondria. Mattie, like Ethan, mu ...

(1 pages) 19 0 1.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

is too nice and too caring. Ethan has to take care of his mom andfarm, Ethan cant leave the farm to Zeena and run away with Mattie, and he wantsmoney from the hales but he doesn't want to ask.Ethan ha ... the farm. So Ethan had to give up his dreams and help care for his mother andtake care of the farm. Zeena was helping to take care of Ethans mother and Ethandecided he had to marry her because he felt ...

(2 pages) 19 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome" - A review

a marriage in which he has no happiness, to pursue a new life.Ethan's marriage to the hypochondriac Zeena is Wharton's way of expressing her disapproval of the traditional conventions of the early 20t ... arton's way of expressing her disapproval of the traditional conventions of the early 20th century. Zeena is portrayed as a "mysterious alien presence, an evil energy secreted from the long years of s ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethan Frome

s pass away and Zeenie becomes sick. Mattie has come back to Starkfield to help care for the ailing Zeena. Ethan has fallen for the sweet Mattie again because she is so unlike the complaining and stuc ... the sweet Mattie again because she is so unlike the complaining and stuck up Zeena, Climax: Zeena dismisses Mattie from caring for her. Ethan becomes frustrated and upset at Zeena that she mad ...

(1 pages) 660 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

To What Extent Is Ethan A Victim, And What Is He A Victim Of? (Ethan From By Edith Wharton)

and what is he a victim of? Ethan has all the qualities of being a victim. He could be a victim of Zeena's sickness and cruelty, victim of circumstances and chance, a victim of his endurance and the ... eates this effect showing him as a victim and perhaps exaggerating some of the victimisers, such as Zeena. He is a victim, but maybe not up to such point as the reader may think. He can also be to bla ...

(4 pages) 553 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ethan Frome Outline

ked, such as: why would Mattie even bring down the dish, what were they going to do about it, would Zeena ever really know what was going on. Although they both tried to hide their feelings for each o ... ial) A. Mattie did know that the dish wasn't to be brought down"¦"you see [Ethan] she [Zeena] ne'er meant it should be used," (p 85) but she pulled it down regardless.B. When Mattie ...

(1 pages) 1357 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Symbolism In Ethan Frome

expresses Mattie as a character of infringement. Her attempt to step over the marriage of Ethan and Zeena Frome reflects this character aspect. As she continues to dance, there is a brief moment where ... k symbolizes Eady as he appears to Ethan. Another use of symbolism is identified in the event where Zeena is out of town, leaving Ethan and Mattie alone. In the absence of Zeena, the pernicious pet ca ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

C and c huck finn, ethan frome

n 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 a ... ieve 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 ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ethan frome

suffering could have put there". We are led to feel pity for the man who, as a last resort, married Zeena, in an "unsuccessful attempt to escape the silence, isolation, and loneliness" of living a lif ... "spring rills in a thaw". Her qualities are exemplified when contrasted against the descriptions of Zeena, whose face was "drawn and bloodless, "greyish", and "sallow. Ethan sees in Mattie, a spirit o ...

(4 pages) 933 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome Throughout the book, Zeena shows nothing but bitterness and contempt towards Ethan. It is clear that Ethan does have feel ... t beginning a new life isn't as easy as Ethan could have hoped. I believe that Ethan does not leave Zeena and begin a new life with Mattie because it would be too difficult for all three of them to st ... would be too difficult for all three of them to start over. Firstly, Ethan could never leave Zeena alone because it would be merely impossible for her to care for herself, especially when the f ...

(2 pages) 399 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Examples of Naturalism in Ethan Frome Characters, Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton.

the main characters in the book, is a old, deformed man who is in love with his wife’s cousin. Zeena is Ethan’s wife who occasionally has psychological illnesses. Mattie is Zeena’s cous ... and Mattie would not be injured and forced to spend the rest of their lives being taken care of by Zeena. Then, the novel goes into a flashback and the whole story of Ethan Frome is told to the reade ...

(4 pages) 7784 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors