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Ramirez 1 Michael L Ramirez Brian Szumsky LITR 221 B007 Sum15 25 August 2015 Ethan Frome an American Man The Story of Ethan Frome is a novel written by Edith Wharton, the story setting is taking place in the winter in the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The main character Ethan Frome is man who wanted to achieve the American dream but his dreams were abruptly put to end due to certain events in his life so now he works lives his everyday life working trying to support his family. While reading this novel a reader will wonder if Ethan is truly living the “American Dream” or if he is just maintaining to survive. It has been said that to be a true American you must have been born in America no exceptions. That is not the case, according to dictionary.com It states that it is “a person born, raised or living in the U.S.” [Dic15]. In 1931 James Truslow wrote a book that defined the term American dream as a life of riches and wealth for everyone to enjoy with the opportunity for each person to obtain that dream. Ethan Frome is a man who would of had it all; he attended a technological college to pursue a degree in engineering. He worked and small projects to make enough money in order to

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