Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton
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Character Role Analysis

Mattie Silver

Mattie is Ethan's romantic interest. Their love intrigues us not only because it's forbidden, but also because it blinds them to the realities around them. They are so engrossed in the affair that they choose to ignore the clues that Zeena is wise to it, and that it is hurting her.

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