Essays Tagged: "Edith Wharton"

A Comparison of the Women in Deledda's "La Madre" and Wharton's "Ethan Frome"

Two writers, both women, both from different backgrounds. Edith Wharton was high society. Grazia Deledda was a commoner from another country. Though both wrot ... gain.Works CitedDeledda, Grazia. La Madre (The Woman and the Priest). Italy: Dedalus, 1920.Wharton, Edith. Edith Frome. New York: Norton, 1995.

(4 pages) 37 0 4.7 Dec/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Interpreting Edith Wharton's "Roman Fever"

works remain deeply affecting despite the passage of time. The continued eminence of the fiction of Edith Wharton attests to her placement into such a category of authors: it is a recognition of her p ... tifaceted story and will doubtless continue to be enjoyed by future generations.Works CitedWharton, Edith. 'Roman Fever.' 1936. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Ed. PaulLauter, et al. 2nd e ...

(5 pages) 201 1 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton.

nds up being harmful. Such is the case of Miss Lily Bart in New York at the turn of the century. In Edith Wharton's House of Mirth, Lily Bart behaves as the young and jaded protagonist, desperate to e ...

(11 pages) 77 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton.

The romantic tragedy, Ethan Frome was written by Edith Wharton. The novel takes place in the small town of Starkfield, Massachusetts in the early 190 ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Womens issues in the 1800´s.

(1850 -1904), "The Awakening", Charlotte Perkins Gilman's (1860-1935), "The Yellow Wallpaper", and Edith Wharton's (1862-1937) "Souls Belated", many common social issues related to women are brought ... of women in that era.Today's women are privileged that there were daring women such as Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It is also fortunate for us all, that from the late 180 ...

(4 pages) 106 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Love: an illusion in American Novel

capture a romantic dream is the theme in many novels. Such is the case in two works of literature, Edith Wharton 's Age of Innocence and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Newland Archer, the ma ... a world of social restraints; these restraints hinder their ability to fulfil their dreams of love.Edith Wharton 's Age of Innocence is a Victorian novel that ultimately portrays the rigid requiremen ...

(12 pages) 71 4 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Setting in Edith Wharton's short story Ethan Frome

cursor. More often then not, the setting tends to mirror a character'sfeelings and/or emotions. In Edith Wharton's short story, Ethan Frome, theprotagonist, Ethan, has himself, ultimately become a vi ... feel like not to have Mattie share wonder in the surroundings with him.In the story Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, the narrator communicates hownature played a tragic role in the life of the protagoni ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Compare characterisation in the Age of Innocence and Poor Things

I shall be looking at Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, published in 1920, and Poor Things by Alasdair Gray, published in 1992. Below is a br ...

(2 pages) 80 2 1.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Ethan Frome - Character Analysis

elements seem to belong in the beginning of a cryptic murder mystery. Instead, it is the outcome of Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome. Ethan, the protagonist, is affected by many circumstances surrou ... tobogganing accident have taken a toll on Ethan's mental and physical condition. The protagonist of Edith Wharton's novel, Ethan Frome, is highly influenced by the situations and circumstances he enco ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison of Edith Wharton's House of Mirth and Toni Morrison's Jazz in Identity Formation of the Characters Through Dependence on Others for Money and Love

s only a reflection of themselves." The quote by Eric Hoffer reminds me of Toni Morrison's Jazz and Edith Wharton's House of Mirth in that the main characters of the novels encountered pivotal crises ...

(8 pages) 58 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Short stories summaries and reviews

Roman Fever-Edith WhartonThe story begins with Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley taking their daughters around the Unit ...

(2 pages) 54 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is a indept summery of the novel Age of innocene by American author edith wharton

ody chaos of the First World War finally came to an end on November 11, 1918, the American novelist Edith Wharton had already been living as an expatriate in Paris for five years. During that time, sh ... ithout a doubt dramatic. However, there is more of a connection between them than may first appear. Edith Wharton herself was born into the claustrophobic world of Old New York. When she began, at the ...

(5 pages) 63 2 3.2 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Women and Freedom

uld be viewed and treated. Three famous writers who did a marvelous job in this transformation were Edith Wharton, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, and Kate Chopin. Edith Wharton wrote "Roman Fever" and foc ... Kate Chopin. Edith Wharton wrote "Roman Fever" and focused on the realistic issues in life. Unlike Edith Wharton, Charlotte Gillman, author of "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Kate Chopin, writer of "The S ...

(5 pages) 71 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton was one of the best thinkers of her time. Not only did she criticize the society in wh ... classy and more acceptable. The Age of Innocence is one of my favorite pieces of literature because Edith Wharton uses setting combined with complex characters to develop her personal theme of the con ... 's attention and hold it, giving the reader a sense of really knowing them.        Edith Wharton, a traveler, writer, volunteer, philanthropist and dedicated feminist. Born into the e ...

(5 pages) 37 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare Dee and Mrs. Slade

, and through Dee's character one is allowed to perceive the wicked affect of an egotistical world. Edith Wharton uses a more subtle approach to her description of Mrs. Alida Slade in "Roman Fever." M ...

(4 pages) 37 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Naturalism Analysis Through "Ethan Frome" and "Moby Dick"

their opinions much more satisfactorily because of the idea of naturalism. Two of these authors are Edith Wharton, known especially for her work, Ethan Frome, and Herman Melville, whose masterpiece, M ... tivity, in the same way that a scientist would dissect a specimen in a lab. This is easily shown in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. The narrator in the book is someone who is visiting Frome's hometown, a ...

(2 pages) 20 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Literary Realism in Ethan Frome

m accurately represents situations, in an everyday world.In the book Ethan Frome, you can tell that Edith Wharton portrays realistic points of view. She does this by describing the town of Starkfield, ... ic characteristics that a casual observer would notice if they were in the company of these people. Edith Wharton also describes not just the situations the people of Starkfield find themselves in, bu ...

(2 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" and Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome are similar that the characters are both trapped in a loveless marriage ... story of how a woman sobs for the loss of her husband but ironically is also overjoyed by the loss. Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome tells a story of a man, Ethan, who is trapped in a loveless marriage, re ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Point of View in Edith Wharton's "Souls Belated".

g the amount and nature of the information from which conclusions can be drawn. In "Souls Belated," Edith Wharton uses point of view to illuminate the thoughts of each character individually, while co ...

(8 pages) 17 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Theme of Coldness in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome Wallace Stevens' "The Snow Man."

Coldness is a prominent theme in both Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome and Wallace Stevens' "The Snow Man." When one thinks of coldness, the mi ...

(2 pages) 23 0 2.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors