Ethan Frome

Why did Ethan have to cut his studies short?

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Ethan's studies are cut short when his father dies, as the family faces various misfortunes.

His father's death, and the misfortunes following it, had put a premature end to Ethan's studies; but though they had not gone far enough to be of much practical use they had fed his fancy and made him aware of huge cloudy meanings behind the daily face of things.


Ethan Frome