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  • Lily From The House Of Mirth

    from the House of Mirth, wants to have a happy life with “wealthy and true love” . However, she never gets what she needs even until the last day of her life. The main reason that leads to her tragedy is the society perspective. Written in 1905 by Edith Wharton, the House of Mirth depicts a full character of Lily - a twenty-nine years old lady. Lily is well conscious…

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  • Sexism In The House Of Mirth, By Edith Wharton

    Their purpose: entertain the men. The novel, The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, contains several characters which represent the women of this time period well; one being Miss Lily Bart. Lily clearly understands her role of a woman. “Who wants a dingy woman? We are expected to be pretty and well-dressed till we drop- and…

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  • The Use Of Imagery In Ethan Frome, By Edith Wharton

    Ethan Frome, a fiction novel written by Edith Wharton relies on the setting of Starkfield, Massachusets to shape its inhabitants’ lives, their behaviors, and decisions. Starkfield provides a cold, lonely, and dark, isolated atmosphere, allowing Wharton to portray the characters in the novel as miserable and feeling trapped. The characters’ lives become unwanted, broken records similar to the continuous and never changing setting and climate of Starkfield. The use of imagery illustrated in the…

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  • The Theme Of Silence In Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton

    morals, selflessness for others own needs, or even just out of fear from what they want or desire being wrong. Edith Wharton once said, “The worst of doing one 's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else,” which means that doing something or a task for someone else might cause the other person from doing what they truly want. In the story of Ethan Frome, the author Edith Wharton, tells the story of Ethan who falls in love with his wife’s cousin, Mattie, but he’s…

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  • Edith Wharton Book Report

    Biography Edith Wharton was born in to a society of aristocrats who accurately represented “old” New York; her family was wealthy, intellectual, and rigidly conventional (Bruce). She was educated by tutors and governesses about proper manners, dress, and lifestyle. She was expected to excel in her aristocratic society and was not allowed to read literature—a rule that she broke frequently by obtaining classics from her father’s bookshelves. Her childhood ended with her father’s death in March…

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  • A Failed Marriage In Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome

    revolutionized the role of women at home. Although some may see marriage as a mutual relationship, many would see it as a prison. Many problems arise from the incompatibility of the significant others and is usually fueled by their distinct personalities. In Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, Wharton exemplifies a red pickle dish as a fragile object that is reminiscent of the vulnerable relationships which leads to the eventual demise of the Fromes. One may imagine that a simple pickle dish…

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  • Common Sense In Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton

    that he is well supplied with it.” This quotation implies that there is a lot of wisdom or common knowledge to go around in the world, in order make a sound judgment; ironically it doesn 't always materialize, just as in the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. The main protagonist in this novel is Ethan Frome. He renders the impression of a man to be pitied because faith has dealt him with a bad hand. But, it could be argued that it is because of Ethane lack of common sense, faith itself…

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  • Ethan Frome Quotes

    someone who knew nothing of New England!” This quote was said by a critic who has read the novel “Ethan Frome.” The novel contains the aspects of love, hatred, and poverty throughout the novel. “Ethan Frome” was written by Edith Wharton and was written to practice the work of realism. Edith Wharton makes this novel as real as it could possibly get with the love affair between Ethan Frome and Mattie Silver, the hatred relationship of Zeena Frome and Mattie, and the lack of money and wealth in…

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  • Age Of Innocence By Edith Wharton: An Analysis

    The book titled ‘Age of Innocence’, by Edith Wharton, is set during the late 1800s in New York after the First World War. This era was one of rapid change, which was a good catalyst in shaping the direction of the novel. It was a time of social distinction, emerging rich industrialist, new money and fashion excess. Wharton uses Newland as the limited-omniscient third person as he is the very expression of what the society of the day represents. He is well bred, understands and respects his role…

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  • The Age Of Innocence By Edith Wharton

    Changing society in any way takes intellectual curiosity and immense bravery. Sadly, these characteristics were not all too admired during the Gilded Age. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton features characters that contrast with the constricting ideas of this period and embrace the boldness of the heart and the head (up to a point). Although it was a time in American history where a lucky few flourished, this era lacked depth especially where its values were concerned and Wharton’s prose…

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