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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 mans unselfishness determination and loyalty towards his family and friends Wang Lungs caring and generous nature towards his family and friends make him a well- liked person During the drought Wang Lung feeds the family members first and leaves what little is left for himself Though it is hard Wang Lung manages to survive the drought He feeds the family small portions of rice which are left over from the season When the food runs out and the furniture and equipment are sold Wang Lung decides to make a harsh decision He decides to lock up and move south There he hopes to find food and money for his family After a 100 mile train ride they end up in the south Wang Lung is delighted to find rice for only a penny While Wang Lung uses the ricksha to make money for rice the family eats and begins to regain strength When all is well Wang Lung returns home to start his life all over Also during the drought Wang Lung spares food and money for his uncle uncless wife and their son The uncle is a poor old gambler who would rather gamble his money away than to spend it on his family During the drought he shows up in Wang Lungs fields begging for money At first Wang Lung refuses to dish out money to his uncle After a time of arguementing Wang Lung finally gives in He states It is cutting my flesh out to give to him and for nothing except that we are of a blood 46 Wang Lung is upset that he
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