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The Significance of the Earth in The Good Earth - The Significance of the Earth in The Good Earth "And O-lan in the house was not idle. With her own hands she lashed the mats to the rafters and took earth from the fields and mixed it with water and mended the walls of the house, and she built again the oven and filled the holes in the floor that the rain had washed." There can be no doubt that the symbol of earth in Buck's novel, The Good Earth, is one so potent that it permeates and binds the entire tale. It is presented repeatedly throughout the novel, either through gentle allusion or outright statement....   [tags: The Good Earth] 451 words
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Triumph Over Nature in The Good Earth - Triumph Over Nature in The Good Earth     The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck, is a tale of a farmer who rises from a commoner to a wealthy land owner. The setting is pre-Revolutionary China, sometime in the 20th century. The story is one of a farmer who becomes a wealthy man through hard work while facing droughts and floods. He becomes very rich, but forgets his true love, the earth, which got him to where he was. The mood of the story is serious. Droughts and floods affect the outcome of crops, which in turn, affect the people who need them to survive....   [tags: The Good Earth] 1709 words
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Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth - Portrayal of Women in The Good Earth The Good Earth focuses around the life of a Chinese peasant, Wang Lung, who struggles to overcome a poverty-stricken life. The accounts of Wang Lung's life portray traditional China. One prominent aspect of this story is how women were depicted in society. The role of women in China is woven throughout the novel. Depending on their social status, each female character within the novel gives readers a different perspective of a woman's role during this period....   [tags: Good Earth Essays] 1927 words
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The Good Earth Point of View - The Good Earth Point of View The Good Earth is a third-person narrative, but the story it tells is Wang Lung's. Everything that happens is described as he experiences it and as it affects him. The narrator explains Wang Lung's thoughts and feelings but almost never those of other characters. You understand them through their words and actions. This is obviously a rather limiting way of telling a story. In staying strictly within Wang Lung's experience, the narrator can't be all-knowing....   [tags: Good Earth Essays] 444 words
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Finding Fulfillment in The Good Earth - Finding Fulfillment in The Good Earth         The Good Earth is a novel written by Pearl S. Buck. It is set in China and on the day of Wang Lung's marriage. Wang Lung is a poor peasant farmer whose love for the land sustains him through the difficult times of his life. He married a slave from the great house, and he moves from a poor, humble, country farmer to a wealthy, respected, landowning patriarch. He moves into the house that he bought his wife from, and dies content with his faith in the good earth....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]
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The Good Earth by Pearl Buck - The Good Earth Essay      The Good Earth by Pearl Buck provides an excellent form of archetypal structure. It shows how nature is clean and pure, while the mechanistic world is corrupt and evil. There are many ways that it can be proven, yet only three are really stressed throughout the novel. The three stressed throughout the novel the entire time are, nature providing, money corrupting, and how the law of the land is the only right way. That was why, in The Good Earth, the archetypal structure, nature versus the mechanistic world was portrayed throughout the entire novel....   [tags: The Good Earth Pearl S Buck] 634 words
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Themes of The Good Earth - Themes of The Good Earth The theme of this novel is not a complicated one. The author is trying to show how a family can rise from poverty to a position of wealth. However, the rise in itself is not the crucial element; the background against which this rise takes place is more important. Wang Lung lives in an era of change. China has been a backward country in many respects. Her principal fault, however, was the existence of two distinct classes of people - the rich and the poor....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays] 1830 words
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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck I. Description. The book I am reading is called "The Good Earth". It is written by the wonderful author Pearl S. Buck. The book is three hundred and fifty seven pages long. The book is about Wang Lung who is a young and poor farmer who is living in China during the time signs of modernization are appearing but the Chinese culture is remaining deeply connected to ancient traditions and customs. When Wang Lung approaches age to be married his father. He approaches the local Hwang family to ask if they have a spare slave who could marry his son....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth] 1500 words
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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - In the novel, The Good Earth, written by Pearl S. Buck, Wang Lung proves himself to be a successful person. Wang Lung starts out as a poor peasant, but overcomes starvation, droughts, and bandit tribes to prosper and become wealthy enough to live in the former great House of Hwang. Wang Lung achieved fame from everyone around him. At the beginning of the novel, Wang Lung wasn't well-known. Everyone thought of him as a poor, naive farmer. By the time Wang Lung achieved his goal of becoming wealthy and owning an abundance of land, everyone knew who he was....   [tags: Good Earth Pearl Buck] 967 words
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The Good Earth Style - The Good Earth Style Pearl Buck's style in The Good Earth has been compared to old Chinese novels. Actually, it is a simple, direct narrative style. There are no complicated techniques such as cut-back or stream of consciousness. The narrative moves along smoothly towards its conclusion. By the same token there are no complicated subplots or subthemes. Wang Lung is the central character; the actions of all the other characters relate directly to him. No one in the story performs any action which is independent of the main action....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays] 581 words
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The Metamorphosis of Wang Lung in The Good Earth - Many times, changes in wealth and family can alter one's attitude completely. In The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, the main character, Wang Lung displays a perfect example of this change. Between his first visit to the House of Hwang (when he went to receive O-lan) and his second visit at New Year's (when he brings O-lan and the child to visit), Wang Lung changes from a modest, apprehensive farmer into a proud, rich man. Wang Lung's family, his family's increased wealth, and the House of Hwang's diminishing wealth are all responsible for the changes in Wang Lung's attitude between his first and second visits to the House of Hwang....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays] 1345 words
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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - The Good Earth With every passing minute there are teenagers growing into adults who think they might want to get married someday. In a matter of time, some of these couples will then want to start a family of their own. These children will become their responsibility and there will be no way of knowing if they will accomplish their life dreams or if they will have to fight to keep their family together. In the novel, The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck tells a story of a farmer that fights to make a financially stable life for his family....   [tags: The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck]
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The Good Earth: Family Structure in Rural China -     Most critiques of The Good Earth are preoccupied with the authentic quality of the novel, and while the Western critiques praise it as a novel based on facts, the Chinese hold a different view. Kang Younghill, a Chinese man, in reference to the image Pearl Buck created of China, stated that "it is discouraging to find that the novel works toward confusion, not clarification" (Kang 368). This statement illuminates Kang's feelings that the details, which Buck had presented as factual in the novel, were contrary to the actual life of the Chinese....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays]
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The Character of O-lan in Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth - The Character of O-lan in Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth depicts the journey of a Chinese farmer and his family in the early twentieth century. It begins with the protagonist, Wang Lung, marrying a servant, O-lan, from a neighboring rich house. They start a family in their small country town, and endure grueling times, including droughts, floods, and war. Wang Lung and O-lan work as hard as horses to ensure their family's survival. The family's persistence finally prevails, and the land eventually produces great riches....   [tags: Pearl Buck Good Earth Essays] 342 words
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Free Essays - A Difference in Values in The Good Earth - A Difference in Values The House of Wang Lung rose in one generation from a family of poor farmers to a wealthy respected house in the novel The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. The dramatic change in social status causes the sons of Wang Lung to have different views and values from their father. His different treatment of each son also shapes each character. Although part of the same family the charachters demonstrate a difference in values. The father values the land, the youngest son values regognition, the middle son values wealth, and the eldest son values respect....   [tags: Earth] 1055 words
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Analysis of woman in The Good Earth - There is always a woman behind a successful man, and women can also contribute to a man's failure. In the book of The Good Earth, the protagonist WangLung is significantly influenced by his three women. They contribute tremendously to the inner psychological mentality of Wanglung. They also serve as the supporting base behind family structure. Wanglung were considered the masters in both family and society, O-lan contributed to the underlying foundation of the family, although not acknowledged, was a molder of their male counterparts, even superior to her husband....   [tags: Pearl S. Buck, literary analysis, men]
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Family Duty in The Good Earth - In The Good Earth, duty to one’s family is represented many times throughout the novel. Many of these events that take place in the novel correlate to real-life situations we endure today. As a result, Buck implements these real-life situations so that we readers have a basic understanding of what goes over our heads on a day to day basis. Duty to one’s family, an obligation the majority of us are responsible for, is represented frequently in The Good Earth. Buck provides an epic portrayal of this concept throughout many events in the novel....   [tags: migrate, steals, education, love, family] 1061 words
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The Pearl, The Good Earth, and Silas Marner - One major theme that runs through The Pearl, The Good Earth, and Silas Marner is the impact of money on the lives of the characters. All three books vividly incorporate this theme in different ways. Money can greatly alter the way of life of any individual. It can be an advantage or a disadvantage. These three authors used this theme in these novels to show the reader the impact money can have on a person. In John Steinbeck’s, The Pearl, the village of La Paz is alive with greed. Everyone wants something from the main character, Kino....   [tags: Major Theme, Literary Comparison] 602 words
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The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck - ... He would constantly point out her flaws, saying things like, your feet are too big and you’re not beautiful. She would just look at the ground without defending herself or speaking up to him. As his sudden riches grew from finding jewels he began to get more laborers and he grew away from O-lan. He felt he was too good for her and secretly went out to find another woman. “ And all this time his heart was like to burst because he could not be satisfied by this girl (131).” His actions should make him feel ashamed of himself and I feel that he should have split up with the girl named Lotus before he dug himself a hole so deep that he could not get back up....   [tags: literary analysis] 1118 words
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Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth - In Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth women are looked at as inferior to men. In the 20th century, which is when this novel takes place, women are considered the property of a man from birth until death. Buck illustrates the outlook of women in the novel by creating different relationships and thoughts between the opposite genders. The main character in the story, Wang Lung, treats many of the women in his life the same way, except for one. Some of the women who were dependent upon him, but also played a huge role in his life were Olan, Lotus, and Poor Fool....   [tags: Character Analysis, Chinese Culture]
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The Good Earth - In The Good Earth, Pearl Buck describes the lifestyle and customs of the Chinese through the character of Wang Lung. She also shows the rise of a simple peasant to the enviable position of a wealthy landowner. At the beginning of the novel, Wang Lung, a poor farmer, is ready to marry O-Lan, a slave who is purchased from the great house of Hwang. She is a sturdy, silent woman who has immense resourcefulness. She is Wang Lung's helpmate throughout the book. Wang Lung and O-Lan, in the span of a few years, have five children....   [tags: essays research papers] 626 words
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The Good Earth - In the critically acclaimed novel The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck depicts a humble farmer and his obedient wife O-lan. The Nobel Prize winning classic, set in late eighteenth century China, begins with Wang Lung going to the "Great House of Hwang"(49) to collect the wife that was betrothed to him by his father. Wang Lung lived with his father, wife, and five children, one of whom is mentally retarded. Although Wang Lung supplied all the physical needs for his family and upheld all the family traditions, he showed a strong insensitivity through his extra marital affairs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1326 words
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The Good Earth - The Good Earth I was in a complete daze after reading Pearl S. Buck’s remarkable novel, The Good Earth. It was somewhat hard not to stop what I was doing afterwards and try to put myself in the characters’ shoes and visualize everything that happened in the book. I was so taken by the plot that I remember not wanting to put down the book till I knew what happened next in one of the conflicts in the story. Considering my reaction to it when I first got the book and my reaction to it now, you would really think it’s ironic....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1257 words
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The Good Earth - The novel The Good Earth is a story of a man living in Chinese society around the time of the Chinese Revolution. Though the story is a work of fiction, some of the events in the story were actual events that the author, Pearl S. Buck, witnessed or experienced during her life while in China. The area of China that the story takes place in is based after the town Nanhsuchou where Buck lived for a period in her life. The main character in the story is Wang Lung, a hard working, but poor, farmer. At the age of marriage, and being of low class, Wang Lung, and his father decide that it is best that he marry a slave, who would be less expensive than other possibilities....   [tags: essays research papers] 1775 words
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The Good Earth And The Issue Of Respect -  The issue of respect in The Good Earth is very different from what we consider normal today. People who do nothing to contribute to society get respect and those who would be undoubtedly respected today are ignored because of the traditions of Chinese filial piety. In The Good Earth we can see many instances where respectable people are seen as nothing and awful people are praised. O-Lan is a good example of someone who is not seen as important but is crucial to Wang Lung's rise to wealth....   [tags: essays research papers] 392 words
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Objects and Places in The Good Earth - Objects and Places in The Good Earth Earth/ Land/ Field: Wang Lung's love for the earth is a chief driving force in his life. The only thing he loves with any constancy is the earth, and this is because the earth is constant as well. Unlike food or silver, the earth is something that can never be taken away from him. Wang Lung always keeps returning to his land, and yearns for it whenever he is away. It serves as a healing element for him whenever he has domestic troubles, and is the foundation upon which he has founded his great family....   [tags: Papers] 651 words
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The Essence of Pearl S. Buck´s The Good Earth - The Essence of The Good Earth A universal story is one that can be related to and appreciated by any single person on any part of the globe, regardless of age, race, or cultural background. Universal stories usually contains a theme or lesson that is not limited to the time period during which the novel takes place, but can be applied to any time period, because the lesson is ageless. Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth is a novel in which the theme can relate to almost anyone, regardless of circumstance or environment....   [tags: life, wealth, success, theme] 635 words
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The Good Earth: Wang Lung’s Changes and Challenges - “‘If you sell the land, it is the end.’” (360). There is absolute truth in these words, if one was in rural, turn-of-the-century China. These wise words, quoted by the main character Wang Lung, come from Pearl S. Buck’s enlightening historical fiction, The Good Earth. In the story, Wang Lung, a poor young farmer, marries a slave of the powerful Hwang family, O-lan. Together, they face hardships and triumphs, prosperity and famine, along with the birth of their three sons and two girls (the fifth child died of strangulation)....   [tags: History, China, Land] 1437 words
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Good Earth Book Review - In the critically acclaimed novel The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck depicts the trials and tribulations of Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and his family. The novel begins on the day of Wang Lung's marriage to a woman that he purchases from the great House of Hwang. He is shamed that he has to buy a wife since the richer people always have marriages arranged. His wife, O-Lan, is a very resourceful and hard working woman, making life a lot easier for Wang Lung and his father. One day, O-Lan tells Wang Lung that she is pregnant and months later delivers, to Wang Lung’s delight, a boy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1309 words
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The Good Earth: Summary - The Good Earth: Summary Wang Lung was the son of a peasant farmer. When it came for him to marry, his father chose a slave girl from the house of Hwang who was hardworking. O- lan, Wang Lung's wife was a good wife for Wang Lung. She did not waste anything, and made items such as shoes for the family so Wang Lung could save his money for other things.. She worked endlessly for Wang Lung and his father, and even helped Wang Lung plow the field. One day while helping on the field, O-lan went inside and bore their first child....   [tags: essays research papers] 1165 words
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Good Earth - In the book The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, the fall of the House of Hwang and the rise of the Wang family was shown. The story completed a “circle of life”, with Wang being the center of the circle. While Wang at first was intimidated, he also looked down on the House of Hwang, he soon found that when his family became rich, his house fell onto some of the same “curses”. In both houses, a lack of love for the land was highly noticeable (except for Wang Lung), opium was used, slaves were bought and sold even though Wang first opposed slaves, and the future heirs wished to sell the land for money but at the same time lose their support for if the house should fall....   [tags: essays research papers] 747 words
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Good Earth Olan - Good Earth Olan Throughout The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, O-lan showed herself as a very humble woman. O-lan was a slave in the House of Hwang before her marriage was arranged by the Old Mistress of the House of Hwang. O-lan was faithful throughout the book to Wang Lung through harvest, famine, and even when Wang Lung brought home another woman. O-lan was a hard worker and worked even when no one told her to. She had wisdom that only a slave and a hardworking woman could acquire. Pearl S....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2198 words
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The Good Earth in relation to food and culture - The following in a report on the themes and action of The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck as it relates to food and culture. This novel tells the story of Wang Lung. He is a man who rises from being a poor farmer to a very wealthy man because of his faith in the good earth. In the beginning of the story Wang Lung tries to see as little water as possible because he feels safest with his land under his feet. His family is very poor so he must feed his father corn gruel and tea. Wang Lung needs a wife so saves up the little money he has and buys a woman who is a slave named O-lan....   [tags: essays research papers] 1933 words
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the good earth type 2 journal - The Good Earth Type Two Journal—The Good Earth—Wang Lung, Olan, Lotus, Uncle “Are we not to see the moth-browed bride?”Pg.24 Tactless- The uncle is tactless because everyone already expects a farmer’s wife to be unattractive and he has no remorse to mock his nephew. “This woman is well enough!”Pg.28 Content- Wang Lung becomes content with his wife when he learns that she cares for him more than anyone else. “When I return to that house it will be with my son in my arms. I shall have a red coat on him and red-flowered trousers and on his head a hat with a small gilded Buddha sewn on the front…” Pg.34 Pretentious- Olan is pretentious because she wants to show the great house tha...   [tags: essays research papers] 1219 words
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The Good Earth: Soil, Rain and Harvest by Pearl S. Buck - The Good Earth: Soil, Rain and Harvest The classic novel, The Good Earth, is such a fascinating and pleasantly engaging as it communicates the interesting livelihood of a young man living in China, along with his old father, in a desperate search to discover his place within society. The book is captivating and draws the reader in to want to learn more about this foreign life. The characters within the story line are constantly evolving with fullness of personality that personalities could leap from the pages....   [tags: wang lung, chinese culture]
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The Land Brought Food and Wealth in Pearl Buck's The Good Earth - ... Whereas before Wang Lung is happy to have a wife, especially a wife that worked as hard and asked for as little as Olan, he now wanted another wife and he wanted a pretty wife that he could spoil. Wang Lung’s father protested bringing another woman into the house saying that he had only one wife and his father had only one wife and so on with his point being that it undermined family values for Wang Lung to have multiple wives. Wang Lung would not have wanted another wife if he had not been idle and he would not have been idle if he did not have hired laborers to do all of Wang Lung’s work instead of Wang Lung....   [tags: corruption, money, nourish]
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The Good Earth: Wang Lung’s Changes and Challenges - “His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him” (68). How wonderful it must be for the man to be satisfied with what he has and did for others. This man, surprisingly enough, is Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character of Dickens’ classic novella, A Christmas Carol. In the story, Scrooge, a pessimistic old miser, is haunted by four ghosts who strive to teach him what Christmas and life are all about. In doing so, he is given a second chance at life, and begins to share his newfound Christmas spirit to others....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dickens] 1326 words
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Comparing Wang Lung and His Uncle in The Good Earth - Comparing Wang Lung and His Uncle in The Good Earth Everybody has their own ways of doing things. From spending money to the way they cook. In The Good Earth Wang Lung differs greatly from his selfish uncle. Wang Lung and his uncle are two similar men. They both come from the same type of heritage and they live in the same village. They are both married and they both have children that will carry on their family name. But still everybody is different. These two men differ when it comes to a number of things but their difference is in money....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Persuasive, Character Analysis] 326 words
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The Good Earth: Wang Lung - A Man Of Determination And Loyalty - The Good Earth: Wang Lung - A Man of Determination and Loyalty Pearl S. Buck shows her readers the many faces of Wang Lung in her book, The Good Earth. Wang Lung is a rice farmer who gains all his wealth through the land. He struggles to move from poverty to a well respected wealthy man. Wang Lungs character portrays a man's unselfishness, determination, and loyalty towards his family and friends. Wang Lung's caring and generous nature towards his family and friends make him a well-liked person....   [tags: essays research papers] 832 words
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What Does Desires lead to: Things Fall Apart - In the two books, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, there is a main point that is made. The main characters in the novels are both hard workers and are determined to become the best in their clan or village, but their desires prevent them from being a successful person or a failure. These characters have some situations where their desires get the best of them and they either make a good choice or make a bad one. In these two novels, a comparison of the different characters, the situations of the characters, and a major theme will be made to show that desires can lead to either wonderful or dreadful factors....   [tags: the good earth, chinua achebe, pearl buck]
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“The Salt of the Earth”: Feminism and New Historicism in Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” - Feminism and Historicism play a major part in Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “Good Country People”, first published in 1955. The story focuses on the importance of identity and the parallels between truth and deception. In “Good Country People”, the Hopewell family, maintain a small farm in rural Georgia with the help of tenants the Freemans. The pious Mrs. Hopewell’s mottos ‘nothing is perfect’ and ‘it takes all kinds to make the world’ are manifested in her unmarried thirty-two year old daughter, Joy who later changes her name to Hulga, wears a prosthetic wooden leg because of a childhood accident....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Good and Evil in Dracula by Bram Stoker - What if in between good and evil did not exist. Where would you stand. Today, it is believed that everyone was born with the slightest bit of evil in them. In the Victorian Era, this theory would be considered very wrong, because one would either be all good, or all evil. In Dracula, by Bram Stoker, good versus evil was symbolised throughout the book as two antithetical forces without an in between. By clearly demonstrating the relationship between the dualistic ideas of intuition versus logic, good characters facing figures comparable to the devil, and symbolism within the natural world, Bram Stoker effectively recounts a “holy war” between the antagonistic forces of good and evil....   [tags: evil, good, world, natural] 635 words
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The Age-Old Question of Good versus Evil - Virtually ever since humans began roaming the Earth, there has existed an ongoing debate about whether humans are inherently good or evil. In this paper, I will first summarize and analyze three arguments from philosophers far before our time. In the first discussion, Mencius conveys that humans are fundamentally good. In the following discussions, Xunzi and Plato contend that humans are inherently evil. I will conclude the paper with the argument that the views expressed by Xunzi provide are the strongest of those examined in this paper....   [tags: good, evil, human] 1272 words
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Young Goodman Brown: Good vs Evil - In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown,” the author uses danger and mystery to represent the struggle of good versus evil. Young Goodman Brown journeys into the night and comes to realize an unforgiving truth. Everyone is in danger of abandoning their faith or is inherently evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne has filled this story symbolism, after reading this story the reader may have questions about Young Goodman Browns’ determination to journey towards his evil purpose. Nathaniel Hawthorne implies strong faith can endure but when that faith is destroyed, what view does a person have towards mankind....   [tags: nathanial hawthorne, good, evil] 684 words
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Humans Are Natural, But Would the Earth Be Better without Humans? - Would the earth be better off without humans. The expected response from a member of today's society would be a resounding yes. However, those who are quick to come to such a conclusion may not be completely correct in their response. The world is a natural thing, with only earthly inhabitants, and so long as all of these inhabitants are of earthly origins, all are natural. We as humans are natural, and therefore any consequence of our existence, be it good or bad is natural. Now, this creates an extraordinarily broad realm of what is natural, but this point is essential to any argument for the existence of humans....   [tags: humanity, nature, earth, evolution,] 1674 words
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Global warming: the human-accelerated assassin of Mother Earth - There is an old proverb in Kabati, Kenya claiming that people should strive to be like the moon. This means that people should always be on their best behavior and be good to others. We complain when there is too much sun and it gets unbearably hot, or when it rains too much or is cold. But, no one grumbles when the moon shines. Maybe this saying should not be so limited as to only pertain to being good to people. Maybe we, as a people, should be on our best behavior when caring for the planet, our only home....   [tags: climate, atmosphere, earth] 838 words
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The Earth - Did u know that our planet, Earth wasn’t always thought of as a planet. Until the sixteenth century when Capernicus figured out that the Earth was another planet, which revolved around the sun, Greek astronomers thought the Earth was the center of the solar system. Also Earth is the only planet that its name didn’t come from Greek/Roman mythology. When earth was first discovered, astronomers were only able to study it with out spacecraft. It was not until the twentieth century that we had maps of the entire planet....   [tags: essays research papers] 701 words
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Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzsche's Philosophy on Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche was a philosopher in the 1800’s. His work has since influenced, impacted, and brought forth new questions for many philosophers to follow. One of Nietzsche’s famous writings Beyond Good and Evil expresses his views on society and the two different classes it holds, slave and master. He expresses his belief that the two are in warfare with one another, the strong (master) fighting for the will to power, while the weak (slave) tries to pull the master down to their level using clandestine forms of revenge....   [tags: Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche]
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Getting Wet in the Wettest Place on Earth: Cherrapunjee - Getting Wet in the wettest place on Earth; Cherrapunjee “Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.” As another weekend of travel with Nids and Dris came to an end, I am reminded of these very lines from Emily Wing Smith. Three days of trekking around the gorgeous hills and valleys of this village, drenched in the fury of the Cherrapunjee rain is an apt reminder to why this land is known as the wettest place on earth. And had it not been for the good company my best friend, I would have not been able to experience the panoramic beauty of the deep gorges and roaring yet amazing waterfalls of Cherrapunjee....   [tags: personal treking adventure account] 674 words
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The Eradication of Incompetent Humans on Earth - It is unfortunate to see a vast number of starving children in countries celebrated for their accomplishments. These poor children are starving due to a scarce supply of food. Walk through any metropolitan city, and be prepared to deal with the sheer volume of people in such a cramped space. Not to mention the diseases that plague the population, as a result of thousands of patients seeking immunizations with an insufficient supply of medicine and tools to do so. In addition, overpopulation causes lack of housing from an extreme demand of housing that cannot be matched by the number of housing accommodations available....   [tags: overpopulation, starving children] 1246 words
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The Negative Factors of Overpopulation - Studies show that by the year 2050 there will be approximately 9 billion people on the earth. The world is growing at a rapid rate and although it may not seem like it here in America, there are other countries that are reaching their capacity. In the last few hundred years the population growth rate has increased rapidly, due to new technology that was designed to better the lives of everyone. Overpopulation can cause negative effects on the earth and how we live our daily lives. The overpopulation and the negative factors that come with it can be very detrimental to the earth....   [tags: population, technology, environment, earth] 564 words
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