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Ethan Frome In life change is inevitable in novels it is a way of life All of the characters in Ethan Frome change in one way or another From Ethan Falling in love with Mattie to him starting to shave every morning These changes from the minor ones to the major ones all play a large part in the story Another change that happens in the story is Ethans opinion about the gravestone It goes from him thinking that he will never escape to him pondering would him and Mattie be buried next to each other One of the biggest examples of change in the story is Ethan falling in love with Mattie This is a big change because he is already married to Zeena The marriage to Zeena is simply a marriage of convenience It isnt a love marriage and He is starting to fall in love with Mattie Since Mattie Came to stay with Zeena And Ethan Has Change quite a bit for the better Zeena and Mattie both Change Ethan in different Mattie who Ethan is falling in love with changes Ethan in a positive manner While Zeena Who he is married to Changes him in a more negative matter Zeena Who always has a negative attitude has probably age Ethan more than the winters and the smash up put together but since Mattie came Ethan is starting to act nicer and as if he were younger Where as Zeena Locked Ethan out just because she was feeling to mean to sleep Mattie cares about Ethan and actually talks to him Another noticeable change in Ethan Frome is His opinion of the gravestones This changes dramatically from The beginning of the novel to the part that Im on now In the beginning of the novel these tombstones are like a constant reminder that no one in his family was able to make it out of that town and he wouldnt make it
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