Analysis Of Lamp At Noon By Sinclair Ross

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In the 1930s, a large dust storm destroyed the southern plains in United States and the prairies of Canada. This storm by the name of the Dust Bowl lasted 8 years and also occurred during the time of the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl shook the agriculture and the economy. People could no longer breathe easily, everybody had to wear a mask. Walking, talking and eating had become very difficult. In the “Lamp at Noon” by Sinclair Ross, the author showed the struggles that the main characters Paul and Ellen had to face during that time. Just before the afternoon, she lit the lamp because of the darkness caused by the dust outside. “The dust was thickening to an impenetrable fog”. (Ross, the Lamp at Noon) Sand hid the sunlight and everyone had …show more content…

Besides that, everything was happening at the time of the Great Depression, ''The Great Depression was a major macroeconomics event. It consequently must-have-been the result of a major shock. '' (Temin, p.6) Ellen and Paul were living in a poor neighborhood and they had to provide food for the family. Although Paul’s field was devastated by the storm, he kept hope by saying to Ellen “We'll crops-have again”. (Ross 232) Ellen was getting to the point where she was tired of Paul, they do not stop arguing and she absolutely wanted to leave the farm in order for her child to not die by inhaling dust. She wanted to go to her parents’ house, this is the reason why she left home with her child, she just wanted to find the best for her baby and also for herself by leaving the farm because she is young and she loves pretty things (Ross 232) Paul also sought the best for his family by wanting to stay in his corner to cultivate the fields to provide food. Both had good intentions and ambitions but if Paul was making an effort to understand what felt his wife, Ellen would not need to run away. Unfortunately, Paul did not accept his family to move somewhere else because of his

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