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Analysis Of The Lamp At Noon

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The Lamp at Noon Summary
Taking place in the 1930’s The Lamp at Noon discusses the quarrel between husband and wife and their views on the future. Paul and Ellen are a young couple with a newborn who live on a farm. Paul works hard to harvest wheat on their farm. Due to the tragic events of the dust bowl, Paul’s farm has been completely destroyed due to the lack of rain. Paul continues to see an optimistic side to this situation and continues to work on his farm. His wife Ellen does not understand Paul’s persistence and wishes to move to town so they can have a better life. Paul disregards all of Ellen’s concerns for the farm, family, and their child as a sign of his ego. He does not want to accept help in raising his family and wishes to do
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