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Free Study Guide-Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton-Free Book Summary Notes
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STUDY QUESTIONS

1. The core story of the novel covers only three days. What are the major events that occur during that time period?

2. How does the reader learn what has happened after the accident?

3. Compare and contrast Zeena and Mattie?

4. Why is Ethan Frome such a pathetic character?

5. Why is the setting important to the story?

6. How does Edith Wharton make it believable that Mattie and Ethan would try to commit suicide?

7. What is the irony of them surviving the accident?

8. Why is the story a tragedy?

9. How does Edith Wharton hold the story together as a whole when it is interrupted with a Prologue and an Epilogue?

10. What is the major theme of the novel and how is it developed?



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