The narrator in the clip explains the impact of the stock market crash on the United States economy: millions of individuals lost their hard-earned savings, and unemployment rose to 25%. As a result, millions of families had to change the way they lived in order to survive. This new way of life was noticeably less comfortable than their old way of life.
After Walter is both blinded and made deaf, Mr. Steward forces the couple into yet another moral dilemma. They can either continue on as a family, leaving Walter blind and deaf, or cure him by killing Norma.