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Imagery in "Ethan Frome"
This paper examines Edith Wharton's novella "Ethan Frome," a love story.
# 73836 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (General)


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The paper discusses Edith Wharton's 1911 novella "Ethan Frome" and describes it as a love story. However, the paper explains that the pairings in the story allow the author to explore and manipulate ideas about masculinity and femininity. The paper shows how Wharton refutes and reinforces ideas about gender with images of fate, free will, dreams and nightmares thus creating a tragedy set in the deceptive prettiness of the New England countryside.

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"Edith Wharton's novella "Ethan Frome" is a love story But the pairings in the story are in many ways simply an excuse for the author to explore and manipulate ideas about masculinity and femininity. She plays with refutes and reinforces ideas about gender with images of fate and free will, dreams and nightmares of life and death. In connecting these series, opposites with contrasting views of gender, she creates a tragedy set in the deceptive prettiness of the New England countryside."

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