Based upon descriptions in the book, is Wang Lung financially intelligent? Explain.
Wang Lung is financially intelligent because when he was in the village instead of saving the money he bought from the house of Hwang. This piece of land has stayed with him from the longest time, and still. But, he is not so intelligent after all as when O-lan continuously told him to wait, he did not investigate what the reason for them staying was, instead he listened. If he was intelligent he would have questioned. In other ways he is very intelligent like after the soldiers took him, he stayed in home as he knew to keep this family financially stable he is the only source of money.
Who do you think is the “white-skinned” man on the paper that Wang Lung is handed?
The white-skinned mn is Zeus and this was Wang Lung's first exposure to Christianity as well as execution, which scared him.
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In return these men will only receive a piece of bread and a spoonful of water each day, and the only choice for them to return in by foot if they are able to after a long walk.
What are the rich doing at this point in the novel? Explain why.
The rich are running away at this point of the novel because their city gate has been broken by the enemies, and the only way for them to be safe is to run. However, on the other side the poor have been waiting for this moment, including O-lan so they are able to invade the houses of the rich and steal everything and anything they can find. The rich are scared for their safety as the poor have even decide to kill if necessary, so they are giving up everything they have. They also gave up their money to god, for their protection like the man in the temple who fed the two boys with delicious cake.
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The rich colonist just go and buy their food which allows them to stay full. Alexander Whitaker, a minister who had an easy life in both the new and old world, states in the article Virginia Is an Abundant New Paradise, “ Many have died with us heretofore through their own filthiness and want of bodily comforts for sick men…” (Dudley 13). Alexander Whitaker is explaining that only the rich and prosperous will survive unravaged by disease and sickness while if the colonist was a normal man he would living in a world of disease and filth.
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The short story, “The Rich Brother” accounts the journey of two brothers with great different personalities. After Donald, the younger naive religious brother, is kicked out of a communal farm, Pete, the older wealthier brother, goes to pick him up. Pete feels that Donald is too carefree, and that he always has to help him out of his mistakes. The tensions between these siblings are evident--they both feel that they need to prove themselves to each other; they need to provide evidence of their “prosperity” (Wolff 324). Pete more than Donald tends to always try to impress others, such as buying expressive items.
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