This is my blog. It is simply a compilation of papers I have written. The main characters of this novel are emotionally estranged from everyone, sometimes even themselves.
Vincent, you're very creative. Let's take a call from Kathy here in Washington, D. Good morning, you're on the air. I could call this show nine times out of ten on any unintelligible But I don't think it's because it's too depressing. It's because you do need life experience to have encountered some of these issues.
And unlike Shakespeare where you can read it on different levels, it's very hard to do that with things like "The Scarlet Letter" and "Ethan Frome" and some of the really great works of American and English language literature.
I also think, well, the world's not going to heck in a hand basket across the board educationally, a lot of literature today is sort of a unintelligible phenomenon and kids really aren't able to deal with themes like being trapped, like being trapped in your own values, being trapped by the interaction between society and your own values and all of these things that really are the nuts and bolts of adult life.
I think that exposure to literature beginning at a very early age, even difficult literature, sets up a life where you understand it and you seek it out. Whereas if you don't get exposed to literature at an early age, difficult literature, literature that isn't all happy endings, you have no foundation.
And so there's this sense that we've got to somehow give them a bit and notice the sense of I give. And you're listening to "The Diane Rehm Show. And, I mean, you could ask the students, can you imagine what it's like to be closeted?
You know, can you imagine what it's like to not be able to communicate something that's extremely important to you? Let's go to Knoxville, Tenn. I was glad the conversation took this turn, because as a parent, I would really hate my children's teachers to take the curriculum to not reading challenging literature and to not imagine that they won't reread some of these challenging works as lifelong learners.
But my children have been watching Shakespeare since they were four. They've appeared in Shakespeare productions.
And they get this challenging literature. They love Charles Dickens. It would be so sad if we eliminated the challenging, difficult and sad stories of "Oedipus" or "Macbeth" or any of these other things out of their curriculum.
Here's a wonderful email from Lise in Texas. She says, "My sophomore high school English teacher not only had us read "Ethan Frome," but read every word aloud.
It was one of the best literary experiences I've ever had. I adore the book. I believe plenty of young people are mature enough to grasp the subject matter and the literary genius of the language. I should mention that our teacher dealt with the issue of the tragic ending by assigning us to write our own alternative endings.Wharton began the story that became Ethan Frome in the early s as an exercise in writing for a tutor she hired to improve her French conversational skills.
She based the tale on her experiences of several summers' residence at the Wharton country home in Lenox, Massachusetts.
- Ethan Frome Ethan Frome written by Edith Wharton in is a novel about the dilemmas of a poor New England farmer named Ethan Frome, his wife Zeena, and Zeena's cousin, Mattie Silver. The first person narrator, an engineer, comes to the town of Starkfield and becomes curious about the crippled, taciturn Ethan Frome.
Ethan Frome. Scott – 4 Rebecca Scott Professor Steven Cooke LITR 1 June The Dark and Ruined Life of Ethan Frome Ethan Frome guided us through many obstacles that one can go through in one’s life, which is a part of the American spirit.
The next morning, Ethan remains eager to reveal his feelings to Mattie, but the presence of his hired man, Jotham Powell, coupled with his own inhibitions, prevent him from making a move.
Ethan makes a run into town to pick up some glue for the pickle dish. Ethan Frome Terms and Definitions - Homework Apply each of these new terms to the novel Ethan Frome. Each term should have a write-up that is at least three (3) there might be times where you’re thought of acting like a detective and investigate about people and find out exactly who they are.
Read Author's Note of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton for free at Read Print. to mark Ethan Frome as the subject for a novel. But I never thought this for a moment, for I had felt, at the same time, that the theme of my tale was not one on which many variations could be played. I have written this brief analysis- the first I have ever.