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Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton

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1. What is the name of Ethan Frome’s hometown?

2. With whom does the narrator lodge?

3. What brings the narrator to Ethan Frome’s house?

4. Who does Ethan wait for outside the church hall?

5. What is taking place in the church hall?

6. Which young man has an obvious romantic interest in Mattie?

7. What color is the scarf that Mattie wears at the dance?

8. In what season does Ethan Frome take place?

9. What is the name of Ethan’s wife?

10. Why does Zeena decide to go away for a night?

11. How did Ethan come to marry his wife?

12. What does Mattie make for dinner when she and Ethan are alone?

13. Who breaks Zeena’s favorite dish?

14. What name is on the gravestone that Ethan often looks at?

15. What do Ethan and Mattie do when they are alone together at night?

16. What does Ethan buy in town in Chapter VI?

17. When Zeena returns, what does she tell Ethan?

18. What is Zeena’s plan for coming up with more money?

19. What does Zeena discover after supper on the day of her return from Bettsbridge?

20. Who does Zeena want to drive Mattie to the train?

21. Who actually drives Mattie to the train?

22. From whom does Ethan plan to get money in order to elope with Mattie?

23. What do Mattie and Ethan do together before her train arrives?

24. What does Mattie convince Ethan to do at the end of Chapter IX?

25. Whom does the narrator find in Ethan’s house?

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Narrator

by Whoniverse11, July 15, 2013

Honestly, after I read the introduction, I thought the narrator was a woman.

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Zeena

by allisonwonderland0423, January 20, 2014

I would not consider Zeena a hypochondriac. She exhibits behaivor more reminiscent of M√ľnchausen syndrome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome

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by JayGatsby69, April 28, 2014

What ever WHONIVERSE11 says is irrelevant

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