The Slippery Slope of Interpellation: Framing Hero and Victim in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome

@article{Wagner2013TheSS,
  title={The Slippery Slope of Interpellation: Framing Hero and Victim in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome},
  author={Johanna M. Wagner and Marysa Demoor},
  journal={Neophilologus},
  year={2013},
  volume={97},
  pages={417-435}
}
Ethan Frome has been criticized for its narratological construction, which is as challenging now as ever. The challenge arises through the employment of one narrator to relate both the main story and the frame story, which takes place 24 years prior. But this narrator is an outsider to Starkfield, and his story relies on tight-lipped remarks provided by the local townsfolk. Consequently, the tale culminates in a vision constructed by the entanglement of the narrator’s own imagination and a few… 
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