not all love prevails. i think this book was a great book and shows the public the reality of life and love. I am so sick of stupid romance novels where everything turns out good at the end and everybody is happy and everybody finds true love. This is a false pretense. Ethan Frome shows us that life is not always perfect. It shows us the reality of life and love and how its just not fair sometimes. People can actually relate to this book no matter what age they are because if you look around, there is a lack of communication between everyone whether its between friends, family or lovers. In Ethan Frome, Ethan and his wife Zeena lack communication and that is the downfall of their marriage.