Ethan Frome
Updated: 11/13/2020
Ethan Frome

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Storyboard Text

  • Mattie comes from money. Although the money her dad had was from "drugs". "Her father's thriving drug business" (pg 31)
  • Both of Mattie's parents died when she was 20 (Unhappily Orin Silver...had died too soon...his wife died of the disclosure" (pg 31)
  • Mattie was sent to live with the relatives that her dad stole from. "Her nearest relations had been induced to place their savings in her fathers hands" (pg 31)
  • As punishment for her father stealing from them, Mattie's relatives sent her to take care of her sickly cousin Zeena. "The clan instantly saw the chance of exacting a compensation from Mattie" (pg 32)
  • Mattie's parents left her with almost nothing. They left her with a piano which she sold for $50. "Mattie, at twenty, was left alone to make her way on the fifty dollars obtained from the sale of her piano" (pg 31)