Not even the happy, satisfying dream of he and Mattie lying together in death can rejuvenate his spirits.
Chapter 4 Death and Isolation 5: Ethan recalls the time of his father's death and his mother's illness.
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As Ethan and Mattie weigh the options, students can apply the steps in the decision-making process to their own lives.
Introduction Death and Isolation 1: The narrator realizes how the harshness and the loneliness of the winter might have made poor Ethan Frome suffer so much.
Death and Isolation 2: The condition and the location of the Frome's farmhouse reveal to the narrator how isolated the Fromes (especially Ethan) are.
Death and Isolation 7: As Ethan walks past the dead Ethan Frome and his wife together in the graveyard, he fears that he and Zeena will have the same fate as his dead relatives.
Being married to Zeena even in death would feel like hell to Ethan; he cannot bear the thought of lying next to Zeena forever.
He felt that he could not take the winter by himself, and needed someone to be with.
Death and Isolation 6: Ethan and Zeena planned to get out of Starkfield as soon as possible, but they had had no purchasers for the farm and the mill.