Ethan Frome

why has mattie come to live with ethan and his wife zeena

Chap 1

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Mattie has come to help Zeena care for the house as Zeena is a sickly woman.

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"Mattie Silver came from Stamford, and when she entered the Fromes' household to act as her cousin Zeena's aid....."


Ethan Frome/ Chapter One