Ethan Frome


Edith Wharton

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Mattie's Red Scarf and Ribbon

The red scarf and red ribbon Mattie wears at the dance and later at the farmhouse represent her passionate nature and the passion that Ethan feels for her. The color red also makes her stand… read analysis of Mattie's Red Scarf and Ribbon

The Red Glass Pickle-dish

The pickle-dish, Zeena's favorite wedding present, is a symbol of Ethan and Zeena's marriage. For this reason, its destruction is particularly devastating to Zeena. The red color of the dish can be interpreted as… read analysis of The Red Glass Pickle-dish