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In the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton Ethanes life althoughdifficult was full of discontent because of his choices Ethans poor choices havemade him a miserable man with little to look forward to and only agony to look backon Three topics that display this discontent for life and the poor choices that Ethanmade are that Ethans experiences personal misfortune that hurt his chance forhappiness Ethan made choices too quickly and gave them little or no thought andZeenas hypocondriact nature was a huge weight on the soul of Ethan FromeEthan experiences personal misfortunes that hurt his chances for happiness Ethan Fromes troubles began he made poor choices in his life When Ethan wasattending his college classes his father had become deathly ill and soon after theillness had struck he died As a result of his fathers death Ethans mother was leftall alone and so was his fathers saw mill Ethan had no choice but to leave collegeand stop his classes so that he could go home and take care of his poor mother Ethanwent home like any respectable young man would do those days As Marline Springer writes Ethan Frome gives up scholarly ambitions to help anThis move started a domino affect of bad choices and bad karma falling towardsEthan made decisions too quickly and gave them little or no thoughtSome of the decisions that Ethan made were not well planned and were blinded byquick thinking and natural human instinct When Ethan got back from college tohis distress his mother was stricken with a deadly disease Now poor Ethan haddouble the work on his hands taking care of the saw mill and his mother So hiscousin Zeena came to take care of his ill mother Ethan saw how well Zeena hadtaken care of his mother which gave him the idea that because she took care of hismother so well that maybe she would care for him as well as she cared for hismother Ethan also thought
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