Ethan Frome book by Edith Wharton

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ETHAN FROME "Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." Albert Schweitzer. Ethan Frome who takes care of his ill wife becomes very attracted with his wife's sister and must choose whether or not to express his feelings. Individual responsibility is the obstacle when dealing with ones free will. This will be shown by analyzing, Ethan's …

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…must be taken care of first before he can have any life with Mattie. It is important that one's individual responsibility is taking care of first before attempting to pursue ones free will as it will cause a major obstacles and conflicts if striving to make the both co-exist. Ethan's problem of choosing who he loved could have been resolved if he stuck with his individual responsibility and helped his wife back to good health.