An Evaluation of the Delight in the Novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome, the main figure in the reserve entitled Ethan Frome, by Edith

Wharton, has many complex challenges going on as well. His family has

died and he includes a wife that's continually ill, and the only sort of happiness

he has is certainly from his wife's cousin Mattie. This, however, sometimes proves to be

hard because of Ethan's wifes interference. Little or nothing appears to be moving in Ethan's

favor. The main theme of the publication is failure, which is displayed through marrying

his wife, not being able to endure his wife, and his involvement concerning

the "smash up."

The first way failure is displayed in the reserve is through the relationship of Ethan and

his wife. He married her because she got tried to greatly help his mother recover from

an illness, as soon as his mom died he cannot bear the idea of living in

the house alone. His wife was seven years his senior and often seemed to have

some kind of illness. It appeared all she ever have was complain, and he resented

this because it stifled