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    The setting of Starkfield, Massachusetts in the novel “Ethan Frome” has a direct bearing on Ethan’s actions and feelings. The reader follows main character Ethan Frome through the past, vicariously experiencing his hidden desire: to be with Mattie Silver. However a substantial obstacle in the way is his wife, Zeena, who additionally is Mattie's cousin. Other impediments that aren’t as self-evident include society, and Ethan’s inner morality. The society of Starkfield prompts Ethan farther away from

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    a sweet escape from his troubles. When his self-righteous suicide attempt fails to come to fruition, his struggles are only enhanced, resulting in a life that is worse than he could have ever imagined. One major line that completely summarizes his new lifestyle comes in the closing line of the novel when Mrs. Hale claims, “I don’t see there’s much difference between the Fromes up at the farm and the Fromes down in the graveyard;

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    New England is a geological locality involving six conditions of the north eastern in United States specifically: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Southeastern New England is secured by a limited waterfront plain, while the western and northern districts are overwhelmed by the moving slopes and exhausted pinnacles of the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains. The Connecticut River separates the area from north to south. In Boston, Massachusetts, this

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    Edith Wharton’s novella Ethan Frome chronicles one winter in the life of a family living in the rural town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The main character, Ethan Frome, gives up his own dreams and aspirations in order to keep the household financially stable and provide for his wife Zeena and housekeeper Mattie. In the process, he reveals not his selflessness but his cowardice, and serves as an example of the dangers of routine and inactivity. With a frequently sick wife and an understaffed farm

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    “Nathaniel Hawthorne was born July 4, 1804, in Salem Massachusetts. He was the only son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Clark Hathorne. Nathaniel Hathorne died from yellow fever at sea, leaving wife Elizabeth and four year old son Hawthorne behind. Hawthorne had a relatively isolated life growing up, which left him quite shy and pushed him towards writing. From being so enclosed and secluded from other people that gave Hawthorne a more creative mind to imagine what was going on around him outside. Hawthorne’s

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    CT Surface and landscape There are many process that made Connecticut’s surface and landscape get its shape. The Plate tectonics, the glaciers, and weathering and erosion are the main causes to the change to connecticut. Plate tectonics have affected the surface and landscape in Connecticut. The Appalachian mountains is an example of how the landscape changed. The tectonics plates had moved together creating convergent boundaries. So this means that the plates collided and this is the mountains

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    What Our Homes Tell Us

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    What Our Homes Tell Us Our nation was built on ideals of freedom and prosperity for those settlers who wished to journey to a new land. Part of that prosperity was in preparing a home for themselves and their families. Homes tell rich stories about society and the values and principles within that society. The hovel-to-house home patterns that exist in the early stages of our historical development show the regional and social differences between the people settling the America's. In studying

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    North America experienced a flood of emigrants from England who were searching for religious freedom, an escape from political oppression, and economic opportunity. Their emigration from England was not forced upon them by the government, but offered by private groups whose chief motive was profit. The emergence of Democracy in colonial America can be attributed to the coming about of several institutions and documents filled with new and "unconventional" ideas that were brought about

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    How the New England Colonists Altered the New England Environment In Changes in the Land, William Cronon points out the European colonists` pursuits of a capitalistic market and the impact it had on the New England ecosystem. Native Americans and colonists had different views on the use of land resources. The Natives viewed the land as something not owned, but as a resource to sustain life. They believe in a hunting-gathering system, hunting only when necessary. In the long run Native Americans

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    Biography of Robert Frost

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    him and his family to England. While in England his first book, A Boy’s Will, was published in 1913. A few years later he returned to America where his second book, North of Boston, was published (Michalowski). Although he spent three years of his life in England, “…little of his verse reflects any specific English imagery” (Sweeny and Lindroth 11). Massachusetts and other New England areas were the setting for the majority of Frost’s poetry. The nature in the New England area played a big role

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    In the 1830's, 1840's, and beyond, There is a Second Great Awakening. The Second Great Awakening had a decided impact on American society. In the following I will describe what the Great Awakening was and how it changed life in America. In essence, the Great Awakening was a religious awakening. It started in the South. Tent camps were set up that revolve around high spirited meetings that would last for days. These camp meetings were highly emotional and multitudes of people were filled with

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    reason why these three companies keep all of the revenue from the Civic Center can be blamed on Richard Gordon, the former owner of the Whalers who did not want the city of Hartford to run the Civic Center. In 1993, the state decided to negotiate a new lease with the Whalers. The state of Connecticut did not want to run the coliseum so they hired three private companies to take this job. These companies would only run the Civic Center if they could keep all of the revenue from the service they controlled

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    Personally, I would characterize the roles of women in the seventeenth century New England based on Rowlandson's narrative as sub servant to men. Men in this society were the head of their households, pillars in the community and leaders in the church. There were a few women for example, Anne Hutchinson who tried to speak out publicly. The fact that that she was a women declaring her spiritual authority in a public setting made her even more dangerous in the eyes of Massachusetts authorities. Therefore

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    Themes: The Crucuble and Ethan Frome

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    Themes are the basic and often widespread ideas explored in a literary work. The Crucible and Ethan Frome are two novels both focused on one main theme. In The Crucible the main theme was hysteria and in Ethan Frome it was desire. Both novels have very unique ways to express these themes throughout the stories. Hysteria was a very obvious theme shown throughout the play, The Crucible. It was all started by a few young girls in Salem, Massachusetts. They were all dancing in the woods one night and

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    Indian-European coexistence in early America. The fact that the Indians had no prior dealings with the European economic system led to their unwarranted demise. The discovery and subsequent settlement of America ushered Europe into a world economic system. New commodities, many of them imported from recently discovered lands, enriched material life. Merchants, entrepreneurs, and bankers accumulated and manipulated capital in unprecedented volume. This drive for capital did not just stay with the settlers

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    I arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in New England. It was the year 1925. Some of our family had arrived before us; some even arrived several years before we did. On the way there I remember listening to my father tell me stories about New England. My favorite story was about the explorers and how they came to find New England. He told me that there was a nautical map that dates back to 1424 which depicted New England and that a Portuguese Sailor, Dualmo, arrived in New England in 1487, five

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    Chesapeake and New England Colony DBQ The Crusades of the middle ages introduced much innovative and formerly unheard of merchandise into Western Europe; however the scarcity of these luxury goods instilled Europeans with drive to find easier access to the Far East. Although desired "Northwest Passage" never was found, joint-stock companies, like the Virginia Company of London, settled colonies in the New World for untapped resources such as silver and other tradable goods. Many more corporations

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    New England vs. Chesapeake While both the people of the New England region and of the Chesapeake region descended from the same English origin, by 1700 both regions had traveled in two diverse directions. Since both of these groups were beset with issues that were unique to their regions and due to their exposure to different circumstances, each was forced to rethink and reconstruct their societies. As a result, the differences in the motivation, geography, and government in the New England and

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    CASE: Paul Cronan and New England Telephone Company (A) I.     LEGAL CASE ANALYSIS A.     Facts Paul Cronan was hired by New England Telephone (NET) in 1973 as a file clerk. In 1983 he was promoted to service technician. He worked in Needham, Massachusetts for 18 months before transferring to South Boston, Massachusetts. In 1985, Cronan suffered from medical symptoms due to AIDS-related complex (ARC), and missed work sporadically for 6 months. In June, 1985 Cronan requested a third leave

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    During colonial times, European nations quickly colonized the New World years after Columbus’ so called discovery. England in particular sent out a number of groups to the east coast of the New World to two regions. These areas were the New England and the Chesapeake regions. Later in the late 1700s, these two regions would go though many conflicts to come together as one nation. Yet, way before that would occur; these two areas developed into two distinct societies. These differences affected the

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