After reading the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, students choose one of three topics to write an argument. Throughout the unit, students read supplementary works, fiction and nonfiction, which can be utilized for this assignment. Additional research can be done by the students, but it is not required. Students must incorporate various aspects of the curriculum such as vocabulary terms and style that have been covered prior to this assignment. These aspects of the paper can be modified to meet your students' needs. The task can also be aligned to the NYS Common Core Part 2 Argument.