In The Good Earth Wang Lung creates many problems and conflicts as he is filled with greed. "When day came back he was back upon his land, walking through the gate in the wall about the town as soon as it was open after dawn came. And he smelled the fresh smell of the fields and when he came to his own land he rejoiced in it." Fortunately, Wang Lung breaks free from this trance through tough labor on his field which reminds him of his youth and when he was a hardworking and honest young man. But as Wang Lung frees himself he looks back on many of the problems he has created and feels guilty for them.
Every time it we read it I never wanted to stop because it was so intriguing. The book had a lot of details, which is good, because that helped the readers picture what it was like. The author did an amazing job at writing this book. I felt like I was there. In the book, Dally’s death was very different then what I imagined and what happened in the movie.
There were some positive things throughout the story. One example, is the author did a decent job of creating suspense. This means the author kept building on the main conflict that kept the reader interested in the story. For instance, in the story, Kyle locked Cameryn in his chicken coop and threatened to hurt her. However, his tactics kept in question
As time passes, and each gets more experience with life and the way it works, the role of humans on earth becomes more clear. Life will always be temporary, a fleeting moment that is bound to end. From the beginning of the story, the reader knows that Sek-Lung’s grandmother will die. Similarly, each life here will lead to death, a certainty that cannot be denied. The important part, the only guaranteed purpose, is to make the most of life on earth.
It was slightly confusing at times, and the plot would be somewhat boring at times. Most of the characters were developed well, but some characters were confusing and seemed all over the place. The conflict, however, was very true to life, as elephant poachers do exist, and it’s apparent that the author did her research. The ending was quite bittersweet, as Date Bed had died by the time the family found her, and makes the reader unsure whether the elephants did end up making it to the Safe Place after all. There is also a lot of in-depth analysis required to fully understand the book, else the reader may get quite lost in the plot.
The loss of home became one loss, and the golden time in the West was one dream” (p.193). Steinbeck demonstrates these families become one family and they all depend on each other instead of being independent or self-centered. They will help each other, and they will encounter the challenges together so no will feel alone during the process of rebuilds their lives. The readers can view the difference that once Thoreau said
I do think some improvements here and there could really make the book better. The writing is marvelous, much like Neal’s other books, but the plot seemed under-developed and disjointed. It’s as if he wrote an a thousand page book, then cut all the important, thought provoking pages out; leaving the book to be good, but choppy. Overall, I’m really glad I read this book, and I think others should as
What I didn 't like about my book is that it left me on a cliff hanger. I cannot tell you how much I dislike cliff hangers. They make everything so confusing. For example you have an idea of what the ending will be, then the cliffhangers come around and they put a twist on your theory. They leave you in suspicion wondering about what will happen next, and they make it seem like there is going to be another book, when there isn 't. Sometimes they aren 't annoying, they just make you think about the story, and the purpose of the story in a way.
The previously poor Kino was overcome by the thoughts of the greatness that the pearl held when he could see the wealth in the pearl, and the happiness it would bring. Kino was a poor person, had a poor family and had been looked down upon his whole life. However, for once, he was able to look down on the pearl and see his great future. “Kino looked into the pearl...and in the incandescence of the pearl, the pictures formed of the things Kino’s mind had considered in the past and had given up as impossible.” (Steinbeck 24).
Moving to what was the epitome of wealth, and an embodiment of the American Dream, Nick immediately feels unnoticed and as if he’s a nuisance to the other characters, for he states that “...[his] house was an eye-sore but it was a small eye-sore and it had been over-looked” (10). Illustrating the underlying theme, because Nick, who had chased the American Dream to a city, was instantly affected by the dream’s isolation, for his comment on the house is a reflection of how he views himself, an eyesore that had been overlooked. Moreover, Nick’s feelings of loneliness do not dissolve, in fact, these feelings, that derived from the American Dream, become magnified later in the novel when Nick reveals that “...it would be a privilege [for him] to partake vicariously [through other characters’] emotions” (138). Demonstrating Nick’s perpetuating alienation from other characters caused by him chasing the American Dream, for the quote depicts him fantasizing about hiding himself in other
Its influence derives from characters who depend on materialistic values to display prosperity, maintain power and stay healthy. Huong uses the characters’ meals to emphasize the conditions in which different echelons of society are forced to live and to portray the contrast in the character 's’ life styles. The authors first use of this representation is directed towards families who are at the bottom of the hierarchy and the characters financial struggles are illustrated through the quality of their food. For instance, when Chinh becomes ill with diabetes, Que makes great sacrifices in order to provide him with food and medicine throughout his illness. Huong’s oddly detailed description about their rapidly declining food supply provides insight into the harsh living conditions.
Uday Sethi English 10 Monday, October 5, 2015 Comparative Essay A seeking for identity shown through evolution takes place in both “The Chinese Seamstress” and “The Handsomest Drowned man”, seen through the development of characters from narrative stories that help them grow as individuals who live in societies that are isolated and unknown from the rest of the world. The way the narratives impact the characters and society in the two stories help them seek a new identity that could not be discovered without them. The novel “The Chinese Seamstress” is a great way to exemplify development of knowledge and character seen through two major characters, the narrator and the seamstress.