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How is communication an important theme in Ethan Frome?

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Communication is an important theme in Ethan Frome because the story shows how little of it actually takes place in the Frome household. This continuous lack of communication only intensifies the silent chaos that exists within the four walls of the small Frome house. Silence harbors within it ideas, conjectures, fears, sadness, anxiety, and many emotions that come as a result of a repressed existence. This being said, we can conclude that communication is the key to the solution to many of...

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