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by Edith Wharton

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In Chapter IX of Ethan Frome, why is Ethan and Mattie's love for each other emphasized so strongly? Starting from Ethan and Mattie's sleigh ride to Shadow Pond, up to their final moments before the accident.

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We can assume that Edith Wharton had to emphasize the amount of love that Mattie and Ethan displayed and declared to each other in order to understand, as readers, the extent to which their desperation prompted them to agree so...

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