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  • O Lan's And Wang Lung's First Child
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    The following in a report on the themes and action of The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck as it relates to food and culture. This novel tells the story of Wang Lung. He is a man who rises from being a poor farmer to a very wealthy man because of his faith in the good earth. In the beginning of the story Wang Lung tries to see as little water as possible because he feels safest with his land under his feet. His family is very poor so he must feed his father corn gruel and tea. Wang Lung needs a wife ...
  • Lotus After O Lan Wang Lung
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    It was Wang Lungs marriage day. At first opening his eyes in the blackness of the curtains of is bed, he could not think why the dawn seemed different from any other. His father had stirred himself, then, and gone to the house of Hwang and asked if there was a slave to spare. Not a slave too young, and above all, not a pretty one. he had said. And collecting himself in great shame Wang Lung looked ahead of him, and upon a dais in the center of the room he saw a very old lady. Are you ready asked...
  • Taoist Appreciation Of Nature
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    Taoist Influences in The Good Earth The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is a story that takes place in the early twentieth century in China. It is a novel about a man, Wang Lung, and some of the events he endures in his lifetime. This story has many references to Eastern religions and philosophies. One of the most prominent influences in this story is the Chinese philosophy of Taoism. The Good Earth relates to Taoism in a number of ways. Three ways that The Good Earth shows the influence of Taoist p...
  • Wang Lung's Uncle's Wife
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    In the critically acclaimed novel The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck depicts a humble farmer and his obedient wife O-lan. The Nobel Prize winning classic, set in late eighteenth century China, begins with Wang Lung going to the "Great House of Hwang" (49) to collect the wife that was betrothed to him by his father. Wang Lung lived with his father, wife, and five children, one of whom is mentally retarded. Although Wang Lung supplied all the physical needs for his family and upheld all the family trad...
  • Care Of His Daughter After O Lan
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    Peter Cao 5/17/000 Period 8 H.R. 10 The Good Earth The Good Earth, a book written by an American author; but is about the life of an ordinary Chinese farmer during the early 1900's. Is an extremely well-written novel. The many realistic details the author Pearl S. Buck used, to bring about the daily hardships of the main character are quite fascinating. And its very rare that a foreign writer can know so much about China. Also the fact that Pearl S. Buck chose to write about the life of a common...
  • Wang Lungs Life
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    Good Earth Essay The Good Earth is a book about a Chinese man named Wang Lung and his relationship with the earth. Wang Lungs view of the earth contrasts with most people's view of the earth today. He lived in simplicity and then when he became rich, his greatest comfort came from that that was still simple. Today many people are "rich" and are living lives where they are only comforted by the very complicated things. In Wang Lungs life, lotus was very like this. To Wang Lung, the earth is life....
  • Wang Lung And His Family
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    Objects / Places Earth / Land/ Field: Wang Lung's love for the earth is a chief driving force in his life. The only thing he loves with any constancy is the earth, and this is because the earth is constant as well. Unlike food or silver, the earth is something that can never be taken away from him. Wang Lung always keeps returning to his land, and yearns for it whenever he is away. It serves as a healing element for him whenever he has domestic troubles, and is the foundation upon which he has f...
  • Lung's Uncle
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    The issue of respect in The Good Earth is very different from what we consider normal today. People who do nothing to contribute to society get respect and those who would be undoubtedly respected today are ignored because of the traditions of Chinese filial piety. In The Good Earth we can see many instances where respectable people are seen as nothing and awful people are praised. O-Lan is a good example of someone who is not seen as important but is crucial to Wang Lung's rise to wealth. When ...
  • Pg 39 Proud Wang Lung
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    The Good Earth Type Two Journal-The Good Earth-Wang Lung, Olan, Lotus, Uncle " Are we not to see the moth-browed bride?" Pg. 24 Tactless- The uncle is tactless because everyone already expects a farmer's wife to be unattractive and he has no remorse to mock his nephew". This woman is well enough!" Pg. 28 Content- Wang Lung becomes content with his wife when he learns that she cares for him more than anyone else". When I return to that house it will be with my son in my arms. I shall have a red c...
  • Great Families And Wang Lung
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    The novel The Good Earth is a story of a man living in Chinese society around the time of the Chinese Revolution. Though the story is a work of fiction, some of the events in the story were actual events that the author, Pearl S. Buck, witnessed or experienced during her life while in China. The area of China that the story takes place in is based after the town Nanhsuchou where Buck lived for a period in her life. The main character in the story is Wang Lung, a hard working, but poor, farmer. A...
  • Wang Lung And O Lan
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    In the critically acclaimed novel The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck depicts the trials and tribulations of Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and his family. The novel begins on the day of Wang Lung's marriage to a woman that he purchases from the great House of Hwang. He is shamed that he has to buy a wife since the richer people always have marriages arranged. His wife, O-Lan, is a very resourceful and hard working woman, making life a lot easier for Wang Lung and his father. One day, O-Lan tells Wang Lu...
  • O Lan And Wang Lung
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    The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck, is a tale of a farmer who rises from a commoner to a wealthy land owner. The setting is pre-Revolutionary China, sometime in the 20th century. The story is one of a farmer who becomes a wealthy man through hard work while facing droughts and floods. He becomes very rich, but forgets his true love, the earth, which got him to where he was. The mood of the story is serious. Droughts and floods affect the outcome of crops, which in turn, affect the people who need ...
  • Slave At The House Of Wang Lung
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    1. The Good Earth 2. Pearl S. Buck 1931 3. China USA 4. Characters: Wang Lung: Wang Lung is a farmer who is at first very humble and content in his home then later becomes a proud, wealthy man who is always troubled in his home. In the beginning of the story he seems happy living as a farmer though at times he feels as though he is nothing to the merchants in the town. Wang Lung shows himself to be obedient to his father and shows that he follows the traditions that his father has instilled in h...
  • Drought Wang Lung
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    Pearl S. Buck shows her readers the many faces of Wang Lung in her book, The Good Earth. Wang Lung is a rice farmer who gains all his wealth through the land. He struggles to move from poverty to a well respected wealthy man. Wang Lungs character portrays a man's unselfishness, determination, and loyalty towards his family and friends. Wang Lung's caring and generous nature towards his family and friends make him a well- liked person. During the drought Wang Lung feeds the family members first a...
  • Wang Lung Family And Their Land
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    Many times those who benefit from their hard work fail to include those who have contributed to it. Often these contributors are left out when the rewards are reaped. Such is the case in The Good Earth, written by Pearl S. Buck in 1923. The man named Wang Lung received many dividends for his dedication to the land and to his family, and, in many ways, he was deserving of it. Throughout his life, Wang Lung worked hard for the wealth and social status that became of him, but he was not capable of ...
  • Wang Lung's Older Son's Wife
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    The Good Earth: Summary Wang Lung was the son of a peasant farmer. When it came for him to marry, his father chose a slave girl from the house of Hwang who was hardworking. O-lan, Wang Lung's wife was a good wife for Wang Lung. She did not waste anything, and made items such as shoes for the family so Wang Lung could save his money for other things... She worked endlessly for Wang Lung and his father, and even helped Wang Lung plow the field. One day while helping on the field, O-lan went inside...
  • Wang Lung Tires Of O Lan
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    In The Good Earth, Pearl Buck describes the lifestyle and customs of the Chinese through the character of Wang Lung. She also shows the rise of a simple peasant to the enviable position of a wealthy landowner. At the beginning of the novel, Wang Lung, a poor farmer, is ready to marry O-Lan, a slave who is purchased from the great house of Hwang. She is a sturdy, silent woman who has immense resourcefulness. She is Wang Lung's helpmate throughout the book. Wang Lung and O-Lan, in the span of a fe...
  • Wang Lung And Brett Ashley
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    The Good Earth and The Sun Also Rises: Establishing an Identity In many works of fiction, a main character is faced with problems while attempting to achieve their personal goals. Through solving these problems and attempting to reach their goals, characters discover their own personal identity in life. They try to achieve what they want and to find what makes them happy. For example in The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck, Wang Lung, a farmer, is faced with the problem of droughts and floods. With no ...
  • Poor Farmer To A Rich Man
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    Have you ever wondered "who is the farmer they call Wang Lung" Wang Lung is a poor farmer who begins with one piece of land that he farms each day. As he grow as a character in the novel he goes from poor to rich. In the novel The Good Earth the main character Wang Lung shows several qualities that helps him grow as a character. These qualities are a lustful, dedicated, and controlling man. Wang Lung is a lustful man who goes to the teahouse every day to every day to see Lotus. He shows how lust...
  • Money To Wang Lung
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    Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. In the book, The Good Earth, the writer Pearl S. Buck wrote this amazing story about an honest farmer, Wang Lung. The book follows the life of its principal character from his marriage day to his old age. In this book, Wang Lung it's definitely a dynamic character because he goes through a lot of changes. He changes from a loving, hard-working man of the earth to a proud, careless, insensitive lord. Does success and money change him? ...

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