Essay on Pearl Buck’s “The Good Earth”

The Good Earth is a story by Pearl Buck that tells the tale of a Chinese peasant farmer and his family as they moved from extreme poverty to filth richness, from their young age as they grow old and their death. Wang Lung started his adult life as a poor, almost poverty-stricken farmer. He was so poor to the extent that he could not even afford to marry a slave. However, the slave, O’Lan, might have been ugly but was so energetic and hardworking. Together, they could beat the odds. The author gives a detailed description of life in rural China during the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century. Wang could be seen as someone with passion about the land he farmed, and he w

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