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Comparison of Great Gatsby and Ethan Frome By Miles Moore The attempt to capture the American dream is a theme in many novels and that is no exception when it comes to The Great Gatsby and Ethan Frome Jay Gatsby the central figure in The Great Gatsby had the American dream that he could acquire happiness through wealth and power Ethan Frome the main character in the Edith Wharton novel Ethan Frome is a man who wants to acquire happiness through his marriage with Zeena Ethan Frome and Jay Gatsby both had fates that would come true later in the novel These two novels are very similar in many ways One similarity in the novels is that both men Jay Gatsby and Ethan Frome lived in a world of silence Jay once had a love affair with a lady named Daisy He understood that he could not marry her because of the difference in their social status Jay moves away from her to acquire wealth then later buys a house just across the bay from Daisy Jay throws big parties and hopes she will come to them But Jay does not attend them himse lf watching the parties from a distance in his own world of silence In Whartons novel Ethan Frome is a man who lives in Starkfield Massachusetts In this novel winter symbolizes loneliness and bitterness which is what Ethan Fromes life is a symbol of Fromes mother died in winter so Ethan married Zeena because he was afraid of being alone Zeena only brought Ethan bitterness and loneliness Ethan Frome does not look forward to spending any time with Zeena Jay Gatsby and Ethan Frome both duplicate their problems in these two novels Jay Gatsby duplicates his problem by meeting Daisy again Gatsby asks people if they know Daisy and finds her cousin Her cousin sets up a meeting with the two and they start seeing each other again
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