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The Good Earth
Liu - He was the owner of a grain market and was tired to Wang Lung*s
family to two
Lotus - Wang Lung*s second wife. He admired her for her beauty.
Wang Lung*s third son - He left to go and fight in the wars toward the
end of the book.
Old Mistress - She is the mistress in the Great House of Hwang.
Wang Lung*s Nephew - He was the son of Wang Lung*s uncle. He was also
as bad as his
dad and was always lusting after woman.
O-Lan - Wang Lung*s wife. She becomes his wife and bore him three sons
Old Man - Wang Lung*s father.
Wang Lung*s Uncle - He was a undoubtedly Wang Lung*s uncle and was a
very bad man in
the book. He lived off of other people while he didn*t do anything.
Wang lung-he is the main character in the book. He started out as a
poor farmer but
then ends up as a rich land owner.
Wang Lung *s Uncle*s Wife - She was a fat woman and was the wife of Wang
She too was bad and lived off of Wang Lung riches when he became a rich
Ching - Wang Lung*s closest neighbor. He became Wang Lung*s faithful
Wang Lung becomes rich.
Nung En -Wang Lung*s elder son
Nung Wen - Wang Lung*s second son
Poor Fool - Wang Lung*s daughter who did nothing but stand and play with
Cuckoo- She was the mistress*s servant in the Great House until the
House of Hwang was
sacked. Then she became lotus*s servant.
Pear Blossom - She was Lotus*s servant at first but than became Wang
O-Lan ,Lotus ,and Wang Lung played major roles.
O-Lan played the second biggest role in the book since she was Wang
first wife. She was very faithful and kind to Wang Lung. She also bore
sons and two daughters and helped to cook and clean around the house.
still loved her even thought she was ugly.
Lotus , Wang Lung*s second wife played a major role since she was Wang
entertainment to keep him distracted from the troubles. Wang Lung
admired her for
her beauty and she was faithful to him and treated him with dignity and
he beat her. However, toward the end ,they hardly talked to each other,
stayed in their own courts.
Last Wang Lung, since he is the main character in this novel played the
biggest role of all. If it weren*t for him, none of the event would
have taken place.
He started out as a poor farmer and became a successful land owner in
the end. He
was a very critical character in this book.
I choose change as the compatible concept in this book since there were
great change in this book. In the beginning Wang Lung was only a poor
farmer but he
later changed and became a successful landowner. Also, he never thought
O-Lan looked until he saw Lotus and he change his mind and thought O-Lan
Also, he had planned out the future of his sons but eventually, he let
becomes a scholar instead of a worker in the fields.
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The Good Earth, O-Lan, Literature, Wang Lung, Wang, Fiction, Sons, Prose
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