Ethan frome quotes about mattie
Ethan Frome Quotes by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome Quotes
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It pleased Ethan to have surprised a pair of lovers on the spot where he and Mattie had stood with such a thirst for each other in their hearts; but he felt a pang at the thought that these two need not hide their happiness. This passage shows that Ethan was aware that he was living a lie. This makes it all the more bewildering that he takes no steps to try to change his situation. Maybe it's not so bewildering. He's been told "no" about so many things, so many times that he hardly dares go beyond the simple pleasure of having Mattie's company. She had an eye to see and an ear to hear: he could show her things and tell her things, and taste the bliss of feeling that all he imparted left long reverberations and echoes he could wake at will. This is a fancy way of saying that they Mattie not only listened to Ethan, but also understood him, and this is big one could talk to him.
Ethan Frome. It is a believe notion around the community that Starkfield winters suck the life out of it's residents. The cold, harsh weather is overbearing and treacherous. With it comes the sense of depression and bad memories. Ethan Frome has endured too many winters in Starkfield and the residents think it has taken its toll on him. We begin to get a look into him and how he truly does not love her. After his mother died, Ethan was all alone in the farm house with just Zeena.
Quote 1: The narrator recognizes "something bleak and unapproachable" in his face. Introduction, pg. Quote 3: The narrator begins to realize the significance of Harmon's words, "Guess he's been in Starkfield too many winters. Quote 4: To the narrator, Ethan "seemed a part of the mute melancholy landscape, an incarnation of its frozen woe, with all that was warm and sentient in him fast bound below the surface Quote 5: To the narrator, the "diminished dwelling [is] the image of his own shrunken body. Quote 6: Ethan then asks her if she wants to leave, to which Mattie replies, "Where'd I go, if I did?