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Ethan Frome is a novel about the struggle of a man, Ethan Frome, who is caught in a love triangle. He is married to Zeena, whom he has never really loved. He married her because she helped him take care of his mother when she was sick. Soon after, Zeena became "sickly." She was constantly sick or believed she was suffering from some illness. She drained Ethanís pockets of a good sum of money …

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…hit the elm tree. They go down and hit the tree, hoping that the impact will kill them, because they cannot live apart from each other. However their plan fails and they both live. The accident leaves both Ethan and Mattie maimed and Zeena is forced to take care of them. Because of Ethan being hurt and Mattie being hurt, Zeena recovers decently enough to help care for them, and she allows Mattie to stay.