Ethan Frome

What does the exchange between Ethan and Zeena at the end of chapter 2 tell us about their relationship? Cite from text.

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At the end of the chapter, we as readers can infer that the relationship between Mattie and Ethan is going to move past flirtation into a relationship.

Without answering he moved away toward the kitchen. As he did so his glance crossed Mattie's and he fancied that a fugitive warning gleamed through her lashes. The next moment they sank to her flushed cheeks and she began to mount the stairs ahead of Zeena.


Ethan Frome