Essays Tagged: "Mattie"

Biography of Ogden Nash

ell educatedparents. Microsoft Encarta 95 said that his parents names were Edmund StrudwickNash and Mattie Nash. During his childhood years, Nash was educated at severalprivate schools. At these schoo ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.1 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

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

comes sick herself, and the only time she talks to Ethan is to complain orshow her discontent.After Mattie comes to the farm, Ethan does not love Zeena at all. Hethinks the only pleasure she has left ... ve control of his life is because he is married to Zeena, and heis not brave enough to go away with Mattie. The reason he is married to Zeenais because his mother died. Since Zeena is why Ethan does n ...

(1 pages) 56 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Review of the film, Double Jeopardy

e her sailing for the weekend and maybe buy the sailboat. Libby's sister, Angie, offers to baby-sit Mattie, Libby and Nick's four-year-old son, for their trip. So, Libby and Nick go sailing on the bea ... e pointing in her direction is enough to convict her of murder and send her to prison.Angie adopted Mattie and brought him to see his mother at least once a week, but they soon disappear all together ...

(3 pages) 64 3 3.0 Jul/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"The Women of Brewster Place" by Gloria Naylor

den of truth. However, through a mother line, from the wisdom passed on by a life-experienced woman Mattie, Lucielia learns that truth is worth far more than self-delusion. Lucielia has a live-in boyf ... r, and child live happily ever after. She is proud that her child knows her father's name, however, Mattie shatters the protective covering around Lucielia's dream world by saying, "Better teach her y ...

(2 pages) 49 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor.

k or African American woman living in today's American white society.The first short story is about Mattie Michael. Her strongest character point was her motherly ways. These traits came from her grow ... outgoing person always on the move and always doing things to the extreme. She is the first person Mattie meets in Brewster Place and becomes friends with her immediately. She leaves soon after their ...

(3 pages) 63 1 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethan Frome.

er 1This chapter flashes back 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 ov ... begins to brood.Chapter 2The dance ends and Ethan shrinks into shadows instead of going and getting Mattie directly. He watches her say no to Denis Eady's offer for a ride home. Finally he comes up an ...

(5 pages) 75 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton.

n 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 assistance to Zeena around the house. Ethan is ca ... o Zeena around the house. Ethan is caught in a love triangle with his spouse Zeena and secret lover Mattie. Zeena and Mattie have completely diverse personalities and aspects about them. However, ther ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Barbara Kingsolver's "The Bean Trees".

ething she got stuck with," like Turtle had no feelings or needs. A tire sales lady in Tucson named Mattie gave Turtle some much needed juice and crackers, and Taylor realized that Turtle also needs t ... t that bad, and she opened her mind and grew from as time passed by with the people around her like Mattie and Estevan. Another example of Taylor growing by learning about the world and her life is ne ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Detailed Analysis of "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver including themes, plot summary, major and minor characters and more.

rily is given an abused Native American baby girl whom she names Turtle. Then, in Tucson, she meets Mattie, who owns her own tire shop that doubles as a safe-house for illegal Native Americans. After ... he rooms with Lou Ann Ruiz and they become good friends. Her friendships grow with Turtle, Lou Ann, Mattie, Estevan, and Esperenza, the illegal Native Americans. The climax of the story is when Taylor ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Partial Writings of Zenobia Frome" essay based on: ETHAN FROME by Edith Wharton

accident. The hired man, Jotham was supposed to be picking up our new hired girl for me; and seeing Mattie off on the train. But Ethan went against me, in a rare show of defiance, and decided to take ... ho were at dinner. The minister said that they went to see what the problem was and found Ethan and Mattie in a heap at the base of the tree. Ruth was the first to see 'em after they were carried up. ...

(23 pages) 41 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Joan Lowery Nixon : The Seance

I don't believe this stuff". Allie says there is one way to find out. If she has one then lets go. Mattie comes to the table and sits down. And begs Lauren to go. Lauren agrees to go to the sé ...

(7 pages) 39 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Fever, 1793

As I began reading, I learned that it was an exhilarating and fascinating book!The main character, Mattie Cook, was a valiant, and a determined young woman. During the summer of 1793, her hometown of ... as invaded by Yellow Fever. But when her mother was infected with the horrible disease, she ordered Mattie and her grandfather to depart from the town and wait until two frosts had passed in order to ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ethan Frome: Edith Wharton's Use Of Figurative Language

vey this story to us was her use of symbolism. One symbol used in this book was the red ribbon that Mattie adorned. In such a white and cold environment, such as the winters in Starksfield, red stands ... a lone beacon in a sea of oblivion. Just as the red ribbon is what stands out in the white winters, Mattie is the guiding light in Ethan's desolate world. Where Zeena blends in with Ethan's dull envir ...

(7 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Contrast of Zeena and Mattie in "Ethan Frome"

than Frome, the protagonist in Edith Wharton'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 hars ... dreary town of Starkefield, 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 ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This is an essay on "Ethan Frome".

agedy. Each 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 ... . Simple things like giving Ethan compliments might have made Ethan more attracted to Zeena than to Mattie. Ethan and Zeena might have been happier if Zeena wasn't always spending money to see crackpo ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ethan Frome" Themes.

ping his love silent. Zeena falls silent due to her "illness," which is assumed to be hypochondria. Mattie, like Ethan, must also suffer by having to keep her love a secret. Because of the lack of com ...

(1 pages) 19 0 1.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton

ng. 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 has to take care of his mo ... t 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 becauseif he left her the farm she wouldn't be able to take care ...

(2 pages) 19 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Fever: 1793". A review on the book by Laurie Halse Anderson.

urie Halse Anderson's suspenseful novel, "Fever: 1793", we see three key ways yellow fever impacted Mattie's family during the summer and fall of 1793. Mattie's world turn completely upside-down. She ... 't trust her mother's doctor, Mr. Rowley. And she experienced many deaths of her family and friends.Mattie's world completely turns upside-down. First, George Washington, the president, leaves until t ...

(1 pages) 1506 0 0.0 Sep/2006

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)

f his endurance and the weather of Starkfield, a victim of his conscience, and why not, a victim of Mattie's attitude at the end of the novella. The question is; is he totally a victim, in all extents ... many moments which mark this fact of Ethan being limited by chance. For example, in chapter 2, when Mattie is with Denis Eady and he can't do anything to be with her: "she stood perfectly still , look ...

(4 pages) 761 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Desperation, Isolation, And Intolerance In Ethan Frome

rities and differences.First, using the difference between Ethan's thoughts and his actions towards Mattie Silver, and the difference between Ethan's general attitude the day before Mattie leaves his ... sis, the author implies that Ethan suffers from isolation. According to Ethan's thoughts as he and Mattie sit together, it appears that Ethan would like to hold and kiss Mattie in the scant time gran ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American