The good earthwang lung Essay

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the good earthwang lung



Rough Draft: The Good Earth
The Good Farmer
A simple, hardworking Chinese farmer is all he is. But there is more to this simple
farmer, he is not just a common character in this book, but a universal figure, an example
of people that have tilled the earth throughout the ages. Wang Lung in Pearl Buck’s The
Good Earth is a Chinese farmer and a loving father who is grateful of the things he has.

Wang Lung is a very good father with good morals and sticks to his upbringing and culture.
He treats his sons well and when they misbehave or disrespect him they get what is coming
to them. The only real flaw that he has as being a father is with his “poor fool”, he
doesn’t acknowledge her because she is different, retarded and has other things to worry
about. He is a better father when he has nothing especially when he decides not to sell
his daughter into slavery when they need the money. When he gets rich all that he can
think about is himself and puts his kids out of the way.

As a farmer, Wang Lung is very successful and is loathed by the other farmers. He is very
hardworking when it comes to his farm when he is poor because he needs every penny he can
earn. He takes nothing for granted and makes sure that he thanks the gods for the good
harvest. Even though he has people to work for him, he feels that he needs to be outside
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