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What is the novel 'The Good Earth' about?



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B. Lazarus

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Answered Jan 05, 2021

After the overthrow of the Ching Dynasty Manchus in 1911, others began to envision a United and democratic nation, and developments did not go as well as the leader had hoped. By the late 1920s, China was torn by civil unrest from Canon to Peking, from the Indian border to the Amur River on Russia's border.

Most of the tenant farmers working the land for the wealthy landowners. Wang Lung was a small independent farmer working his plot. Most stands out about Pearl Buck's vision of the typical farmer in China in the 1920s because Buck specifically wrote about a universal farmer.

He knew about riches and security, but his character is rooted in his hard-working demeanor. He knew the greatest of all treasures came from The Good Earth itself. Communist leaders came to depend on farmers like Wang Lung, and the balance of power was changing for the better.

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Brendan

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Brendan , Analyst, NY

Answered Dec 30, 2020

“The Good Earth” is a novel by Pearl Buck, and it was published in 1931. The story is about the life of the common worker in China in the 1920s. It follows the life of Wang Lung from his beginnings when he was a peasant to him becoming more prosperous after there are famine and drought. He sells everything he owns except for the land and the house. The story starts on his wedding day, and then it follows him into his new life with his family. Wang Lung and his wife both believe in the value of hard work, which keeps their bond strong.
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R. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Graduation, Oakland

Answered Dec 23, 2020

The book “The Good Earth” is based on the experiences of the author himself, Pearl S. Buck. In the story, the main character was called “Wang Lung.” He was a peasant who through the different things that he had to do and the help of his wife, eventually became a landowner.

This is a feat that was not hard to accomplish at that time. It is also obvious in this book that there were a lot of traditions that they followed in order to slowly climb up the social ladder to reach the type of life that they have always wanted for themselves. In the process, they never forgot about their customs and their beliefs.

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C. Hughes

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C. Hughes, Musician, MA, Bradford

Answered Dec 22, 2020

“The Good Earth” is a novel that was created by Pearl Buck back in the year 1931. This is a novel about a family that was living in a Chinese village. The setting was in the early 20th century. What made this novel one of the best ones that people have read is they feel that this is very realistic.

The story is about how a farmer that goes by the name of Wang Lung and his wife tried to do different things so that they will get the Americans to know that they are their allies. There was going to be a war against Japan then and Wang Lung and O Lan wanted to side with the Americans.

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P. Halah

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Answered Dec 22, 2020

The novel, which is titled the good earth, was written by Pearl S. Buck. The novel was published in the year 1931. The novel illustrates a family living in a certain village in China during the early years of the 1900s, which is the twentieth century.

The novel was later formed into somewhat like a series. It was the first series in her house of earth trilogy. The novel later continued in series, which were published in 1932, a house divided in 1935. The book was written as a first-hand witness of Buck, who lived and spent a reasonable part of his life in China because his parents were missionaries.

The book was about life in a Chinese village. The story shows the non-fictitious and sympathetic life of a farmer and his wife. The story made the Americans consider the Chinese as allies in the war around the 1930s against Japan.

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M. Delilah

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Answered Dec 11, 2020

"The Good Earth" is about the life of Wang Lung, who was a poverty-stricken peasant who eventually became a landowner. He and his wife love the land. The book is generally about this Chinese peasant, his wife, and them working their way up the ladder for a better life. Chinese traditions and rituals are significant to them.

The book was written in 1931 by Pearl Buck, and the book itself is based on Buck, who flourished in China as the offspring of evangelists. The book was written while Buck was living in China, and it was inspired by her close observation of Chinese village life.

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