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What is the main theme in Edith Wharton's short story "The Other Two"?

Published in 1904, Edith Wharton's short story "The Other Two" presents a new social anomaly of the time: it had suddenly become much easier to obtain a legal divorce. Through her story, Wharton...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2016 7:21 am UTC

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In "The Other Two" by Edith Wharton is Mr. Waythorn's behavior out of character or is there something that allows him...

If I understand your question, it refers to the end of the story. Mr. Waythorn has gradually become aware through his encounters with the two ex-husbands of his wife Alice that she is not entirely...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 3:29 pm UTC

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What does Alice Waythorn do when she encounters all three of her husbands in Edith Wharton's short story "The Other...

At the very end of Edith Wharton's short story "The Other Two," Alice encounters all three of her husbands in the same room. She responds by easily appeasing and smoothing over the awkwardness of...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2016 3:55 am UTC

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What is the main idea of "The Other Two" by Wharton? What is the meaning of the story?  

Edith Wharton was known as a master of psychological realism. In "The Other Two," she examines the psychological journey of a man, Waythorn, who marries a woman who has been married and divorced...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2017 6:24 am UTC

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What is the significance of "The Other Two" by Edith Wharton?

"The Other Two" is a comedy of manners about husbands and a wife and adjustments to society. Edith Wharton has explored marital themes in other short stories, but some critics believe this story to...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2010 9:22 am UTC

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By analyzing Mr. Waythorn in "The Other Two" by Edith Wharton, examine his experiences, character, and conflicts.

Waythorn is a man of business who marries Alice Varick, a woman who has been married and divorced twice before. He is described as dull and attracted to his wife for her high spirits. He seems...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 11:45 pm UTC

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Is Alice considered a stubborn person?

The story is written from Mr. Waythorn's perspective, and Edith Wharton makes it clear that he is an exceptionally poor analyst of human personality. He has apparently given little thought to what...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2020 6:13 pm UTC

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How does Waythorn portray himself in terms of his temperament and personality in Edith Wharton's short story "The...

In Edith Wharton's short story "The Other Two," the protagonist Waythorn describes himself as having a rather stormy temperament, which means he is easily upset. Early in the story, he also refers...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2016 1:04 am UTC

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What is Waythorn like after marriage?

After his marriage, Waythorn becomes less of an idealist. Prior to his marriage to Alice, Waythorn had always believed that one could transcend one's past by unequivocally embracing one's present....

Latest answer posted July 25, 2018 7:05 pm UTC

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