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Ethan Frome
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  • These alterations of mood were the despair and joy of Ethan Frome.
  • Now he thought she understood him, and feared; now he was sure she did not, and despaired.
  • To-night the pressure of accumulated misgivings sent the scale drooping toward despair, and her indifference was the more chilling after the flush of joy into which she had plunged him by dismissing Denis Eady.
  • His wife’s attitude was unchanged, her face inexorable, and he was seized with the despairing sense of his helplessness.
  • Despair seized him at the thought of her setting out alone to renew the weary quest for work.

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  • Don’t despair—help is on the way!
  • Don’t give in to despair.

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