Starkfield, a move would make her have "a complete loss of identity" (4.7). And he melts completely when he thinks of Zeena abandoned and destitute. In either case, Ethan despairs when confronted with losing the thing he loves (either Mattie or his dream of a different life and goes along with Mattie's suicide plan. Obviously, his flaw his lack of strength and inability to take control and his life and take control of tasks at hand. The rest of the evening Ethan and Mattie spend the evening conversing with each other, well content in each other's company. How do writers of tragedy capture our attention and emotions? After his mother's death, Ethan couldn't imagine being alone again on the farm, so he married Zeena.
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As a result, Ethan, who has secretly fallen in love with Mattie, completes many of her chores. They just give us a really fascinating hero or heroine to whom we can relate, and then take away everything he or she loves. Tragic flaw is a flaw in character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy. He dreams of schools and society and all the things his hungry mind and heart desire. Interestingly, they are about the same difference apart in age as Ethan and Zeena some seven years but they both seem to be youthful, whereas Zeena appears aged.