Ethan Frome

why did ethan even marry zeena?


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After his mother's death, Ethan was lonely and distraught; he didn't want to be alone. Thus, he asked Zeena to marry him.

"After the funeral, when he saw her preparing to go away, he was seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone on the farm; and before he knew what he was doing he had asked her to stay there with him."


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