Can anyone explain this simile? : "(Her) face... always looked like a window that has caught the sunset." It's talking about Mattie.

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The comparison refers to Mattie's glow and the life that she brings into the Frome household. Think about the brillance of color and light that you would see when looking through a window at sunset and that is the sort of radiance that Ethan sees when he looks at Mattie.