Ethan Frome Loneliness

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Loneliness: a stage in which can have many different impacts towards a person. In both passages the lonesome people are avoiding the rest of society. In the “Slim-ism” some people choose to be alone and others do not have much of a choice just like in the excerpt from Ethan Frome the boy does not plea to be lonely. There are different kinds of profound loneliness that can fluctuate from self-choice or by events in life that cause you to be lonely. Initially the type of loneliness people experience can vary in how they came to be lonely, however endure the same result of being alone. The “Slim-ism” explains that it is difficult to be with others when you are always moving.”Ain’t many guys travel around together…scared of each other” (Steinbeck 35). A similar situation happens in the excerpt of Ethan Frome. The people were not concerned or interested in him being away from everyone. “It was a long time since anyone had spoken to him… ‘You’ve had an awful mean time, Ethan Frome,’ and he felt less alone with his misery.” (Wharton 52) They both…show more content…
In the novel “Of Mice and Men” people have a choice to be alone from the rest of society. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world… They don’t belong no place… work up a stake and then they go into town and blow their stake” (Steinbeck 13). Those guys are lonely because they are always spending their money till their broke and can never settle somewhere long enough to be with people. In the excerpt from Ethan Frome Ethan does not desire to be alone, no one is concerned that he is alone. “Most people were either indifferent to his troubles, or disposed to think it natural a young fellow of his age should have carried without repining…” (Wharton 52). The people were either uncaring or thought it normal that Ethan was lonesome. Despite the circumstances both characters were

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