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This is my definition of a role model someone who does something that is admirable One would be considered ignorant to think that a role model is perfect In Pearl S Bucks The Good Earth Wang Lung is set up to be a role model for his children Wang Lung develops from a peasant farmer to a dynastic patriarch He does many things to be admired but also things to be ashamed of Using my definition Wang Lung was indeed a good role model for his childrenWang Lung knows the general value of things At the beginning of the story he uses silver from a good season to buy land from House Hwang To those at the great house it means nothing this handful of land but to me it means so much Wang Lung places value in the land not the silver that he paid House Hwang for it This is probably his most redeeming quality and he keeps it throughout the bookWang Lung like any person also has some less attractive qualities After he returns from working in the city during the famine he begins to rebuild his fortune with the money that he stole from the rich mans house Years passed and Wang Lungs family was now complete His three sons and his daughter are developing into important characters Now Wang Lungs family is beginning to resemble the former wealthy house of HwangWang Lung begins to tire of the simple things and decides to live decadently This begins the downward spiral of morals His children grow up away from the land and pampered They only see Wang Lungs negative aspects such as decadence and lust When his children discover Lotus he reacts angrily toward them as if trying to hide his shame at taking a concubine Through it all however Wang Lung returns to the land and again adopts his moral strengthI believe that Wang Lungs return to grace is the best
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