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Entrapment in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

In ten pages three main characters are examined in terms of how they reflect Wharton's theme of entrapment in the novel. Five sou...

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

In three pages Frome's character is analyzed as it pertains to his 3 failures. There is no bibliography included....

Winter in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

they first met, I could just imagine the cold and brutality of the winters in Starkfield. Within the story though, Ethan finds the...

Hesitant Love in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and Daisy Miller by Henry James

for reasons that he cannot fathom. "Daisys beauty is to be apprehended and judged, then, according to its degree of artifice. It...

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and the Literary Device of Illness

In five pages and an outline consisting of one page this paper discusses how gender and class roles as well as characterization in...

Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Forbidden Love

In 5 pages this paper examines how forbidden love is represented in these novels. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography....

Zeena in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

adopted this view of Zeena. In fact, Elizabeth Ammons in her 1980 text on Frome, draws parallels between Whartons narrative and th...

Analyzing Summer and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

As bleak and hopeless as this story is, we are also able to see that Mattie and Ethan genuinely do love each other, and...

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

In five pages this analysis of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton focuses upon the characters' lives. There are no other sources cited....

Zeena's Symbolism in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

opens through the view of the narrator, a young man who ends up spending the night at Ethans house because of a chance blizzard. H...

Professor's House by Willa Cather and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

In seven pages this essay compares how each author presents common protagonists as deeply complex human beings. There are no othe...

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton and Literary Criticism

In five pages this paper examines how in 'The Spaces of Ethan Frome' Judith Fryer critically evaluates the famous novella by Edith...

Wharton's "Ethan Frome" and the Concept of "Duty"

he was forced to abandon his studies in physics and engineering in order to carry out the duty of returning to his home in Starkfi...

Men in the Life and Work of Edith Wharton II

In four pages this paper discusses how the men in Edith Wharton's novels Summer and Ethan Frome reflect the actual men in her life...

Thematic Analysis of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome and “The House of Mirth”: The Themes of Loneliness, Isolation, and Silence

on his feelings because of the societal mores of his day. The closest town, Starkefield, symbolizes these mores. Central to the ...

Ethan Frome: Tragic Hero

old families and the nouveau riche, who had made their fortunes in more recent years" (Books and Writers). For the most part this ...

Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever

about, but as the tension rises, a perspective that is discussed in the section on tone within the story, the reader senses that t...

Misguided Intentent in Literary Characters

of his mother during her long illness, however, he primarily, marries her because he does not want to be alone during the long New...

Shaping the Narrative: The Narrators in “Ethan Frome” and “The Secret Sharer”

bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story" (Wharton). Its his c...

House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and Patriarchy

the century is likely to demonstrate far more social constraints and strict behavioural codes which mediate against gender equalit...

"Ethan Frome" - Perception and Personal Tragedy

withdrawn and isolated in Starkfield is reinforced by the next statement, in which "the effect produced on Frome" is described as ...

Kate Peyton: Woman of Integrity or Monster Mother?

It is through her that Wharton asks if women, trapped as they are in domesticity, "can make themselves and their ideals present in...

Sexuality in the Work of Crane and Wharton

In the case of Charity she is prone to lying in the fields and feel her sexuality become alive, as she feels the earth...

Tragic Hero Ethan Frome

a tragedy due to the murder, or possible death during rough sex in the park, but the players were of an elite class. Similarly, to...

Contemporary American Novel

Penn Warren, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton. All of these novels ...

Novel and Film Comparison of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

of a visual masterpiece that demonstrates that Scorsese is an artist who understands the tone of the original work from which he c...

Female Protagonists in Chopin, Wharton, and Gilman

such endeavors she discovers that this is not the case. She tries to escape through passion, but finds that she is still a woman i...

Edith Wharton's House of Mirth, Age of Innocence and Naturalism

This struggle is also seen in the character of Archer who is intrigued by her uniqueness. He is stifled by society and by the dema...

Edith Wharton's Life, Writings, and Men

to ask her to marry him, but he remained her closest and most enduring friend throughout his life. Strangely, however, it was not...

19th Century Naturalism and Realism

In twenty pages this paper examines naturalism and realism of the 19th century in a consideration of Edith Wharton's The House of ...