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I believe Ethan Frome lost control of his life when his mother died After his mothers funeral Ethan did not want to be left alone on thefarm so he asked Zeena to stay with him At first Ethan enjoys her company However Zeena soon becomes a nuisance to Ethan and prevents him from becoming an engineer in a large city After being married a year Zeena becomes sick herself and the only time she talks to Ethan is to complainorshow her discontent After Mattie comes to the farm Ethan does not love Zeena at all He thinks the only pleasure she has left is to inflict pain on him Since Zeenais a burden on Ethan he naturally wants to improve his life The reasonhe does not have control of his life is because he is married to Zeena andhe is not brave enough to go away with Mattie The reason he is married toZeenais because his mother died Since Zeena is why Ethan does not have controlof his life and Ethan married her because his mother died the point in timewhen Ethan lost control of his life is when his mother diedI believe Ethan could have changed the direction of his life if he had gone away from the farm to marry Mattie The reason he did not have controlof his life was because he was married to Zeena If he would have marriedMattie and left Zeena he would not have been in the sled accident and consequently he would have lived a much happier life with Mattie The second way Ethan could have changed the direction of his life is if he would have sold the farm and never have married Zeena This would havesaved him many years of problems and unhappiness He would never have metMattie which means he would never have injured himself in the sledaccidentIf he would have lived in another town besides Starkfield he might havebeenan engineer and married a
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