Ethan Frome Chapters IV and V

Yesterday I asked you to annotate Chapter IV for examples and effects of figurative language.  We talked in class about Wharton’s use of weather, the temperature rose even though it was still cold, which increases the hope and energy Ethan has for his evening with Mattie.  In a paragraph, explain how Wharton uses the cat and the pickle dish in a figurative way.  Discuss how these symbols contribute to the meaning of the scene.  After this post, read and annotate Chapter V which continues the scene.