Analysis Of The Lamp At Noon And The Painted Door By Sinclair Ross

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In the stories “The Lamp at Noon” and “The Painted Door” by Sinclair Ross, loneliness might seem the source to the tragic ending. Rather, determination for an ideal life caused the characters to take such drastic measures. In particular. Ellen and Ann both were determined to change their lives and tried to change how their husbands are. Both men in the story, Paul and John, tried to change their wives point of view of things so they could agree with the lifestyle the men like. Both women, Ann and Ellen, are determined to change their husbands for the ideal life they think they should have. Ellen wants to change her husbands love for the farm. She “wanted to go to him, to cry a little just that he might soothe her but because his presence made the menace of the…show more content…
I won't give in.” (Ross 74). Her determination to get her way in the matter of selling their farm and going to the city caused her to run away and get their son killed in the dust storm. Paul loved the farm. He was a poor man, but he always provided food, shelter, and clothes for Ellen. Ellen was just used to the easy city life just like Paul said "I was a poor man when you married me. You said you didn't mind. Farming's never been easy, and never will be" (74). Ellen used to live in the city where her father had a store that made a good amount of money. She wanted their life to be the ideal life she had before. Ann is also the same. Instead of moving, she wants a life where her husband only listens to her. Her husband John, is usually working in the farm or out helping his very old father take care of himself. Ann doesn’t recognize that other people need John and he also needs to do other important business. When he goes to
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