Ethan Frome is a story that shows the continuous effects of no affection, but out of the three main characters who suffered the most? Was it Mattie, a barren young woman with nothing but the head on her shoulders? How about Zeena, a woman who has been contingent on broken promises, all surrounded by a marriage that god himself could not save. Or was it Ethan, the man who married Zeena because he felt that
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Mattie a quadriplegic and had to be spoon-fed for the rest of her life by Zeena.
Mattie was in a way, taken advantage of by Ethan. He made her sense that she was needed, which was something that she deserved, but after he found out that he couldn’t have what he wanted; he brainwashed her into thinking that that only way that they could be together is in death. And left them both disabled.