What happens in Chapter 7 of the Good Earth?

What happens in Chapter 7 of the Good Earth?

Summary: Chapter 7 Wang Lung chastises his uncle’s wife for letting her daughter, who is of marriageable age, run free in the streets. The uncle’s wife complains that they have no money for a dowry. O-lan gets pregnant again, and when she becomes sick, Wang Lung works the fields alone.

Is the Good Earth a true story?

The Good Earth is a historical fiction novel by American author Pearl S. Buck published in 1931 that dramatizes family life in a Chinese village in the early 20th century.

What did Wang Lung do for the first time?

From the first time that we encounter Wang Lung until our final view of him, his main concern is the “good earth” and the sustenance that it gives. When we first meet him, preparing for his wedding day, he takes his bath water and returns it to the good earth.

Is the Good Earth a Good book?

This may still be the best book I have ever read. The Good Earth was then, and remains now, a classic of English literature. Published in the 1930s as the first in a trilogy, this book by the inimitable Pearl Buck brilliantly tells the life story of one Chinese man and through this the story of China in the 1920s.

Did Wang Lung sell his daughter?

Wang Lung learns that his uncle sold all of his daughters. Wang Lung is not disheartened about the dilapidated state of his house; it will be easily mended, and his land is still the same.

What did Wang Lung realize about his eldest daughter?

Wang Lung’s first daughter does not talk or do those things normal for a child her age, and Wang Lung realizes she is retarded. He is relieved that he never sold her, because she would have been killed once her owners learned of her disability.

How old is Anna May Wong?

56 years (1905–1961)Anna May Wong / Age at death

Why did The Good Earth win the Pulitzer Prize?

1932 Prize Winners For its successful campaign to eliminate waste in city management and to reduce the tax levy.

Who is Wang’s wife?

O-lan. A woman sold to the wealthy Hwang family as a slave when she was ten years old. After she marries Wang Lung, she achieves a respectable position as the mother of three sons. She is a strong, hardworking, resourceful woman and a devoted wife.

Why is The Good Earth banned in China?

Why was it banned? The Good Earth was banned by Mao Zedong for presenting an “unromantic” agrarian viewpoint, which is interesting considering his failed land policies led to one of the worst famines of all time.

Did Wang Lung sell his land?

After the first year’s drought, Wang Lung sells his meager harvest immediately instead of saving it to sell when the prices go up during the winter. With the profit, he buys another piece of land and does not tell even O-lan about it.

Did Wang Lung buy the house of Hwang?

In Chapter 17, having bought the Hwang land with the jewels, the rise of the House of Wang continues by Wang Lung asking Ching to sell him his land and to move in and be the overseer of Wang Lung’s land.