- Wharton, Edith. Ethan Frome. Or. Printed in 1911. Kent, UK: Wordsworth, 2000.
The Question and Answer section for Ethan Frome is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Mattie learns she is being sent away by from Zeena. Zeena doesn't make much conversation at all, except to tell her to pack her things. Ethan gets the news from Jotham Powell.
From the text:
“No. I just felt so mean I couldn’t sleep.”
Although exhausted from working all day, Ethan loves escorting Mattie home. He loves spending alone time with the woman he's fallen in love with.