Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Dead Cucumber Vines, Crepe Streamers, and Other Symbols of Death
The Color Red
The Church Basement and the Frome Home
The Farm, The Sawmill, and the Railroad
Silence and Voice
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Epilogue
Characters
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome Timeline
Mattie Silver
Zeena Frome
The Narrator
Harmon Gow
Mrs. Ruth Hale
Ned Hale
Andrew Hale
Mrs. Hale
Denis Eady
Michael Eady
Jotham Powell
Ethan's Parents
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Foil
Romantic
InformationTool
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
Transformation
Transformation Quotes
Technology and Modernization
Technology and Modernization Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Education
Education Quotes
Morality and Ethics
Morality and Ethics Quotes
Manipulation
Manipulation Quotes
Freedom and Confinement
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Frome Out of Nowhere
Frome Out of Nowhere Flashcards
Frome Out of Nowhere True or False
Essay
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Life is the Saddest Thing
You be the Judge
Changing Your Stars
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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