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Wealth is a life changer Simple right It can easily take over and control a persons life in a good way or a bad way Money can free people but at the same time it enslaves them with all the complications they will face after spending it too freely In the spectacular novel The Good Earth written by Pearl S Buck we can analyze how a plethora of wealth can fulfill our desires by taking a look at a Chinese farmer Wang LungLiving a simple life on the countryside of China was pretty much Wang Lungs typical lifestyle This man only watched over the earth and was constantly spending wisely so that nothing would affect the land He never expected more from life except to have his land and work on it This dedicated farmer never got separated from his land until his greed took over him A second aspect to point out about the simple Wang Lung is that he was very humble this farmer rarely ate meat or had luxurious meals He never accepted himself worthy enough to enjoy those meals but this viewpoint will shortly change as his wealth increases Lastly when there wasnt an abundance of money in Wang Lungs life his relationship with his spouse was great This couple barely fought and always agreed upon each others ideas Luxury ruins the way people look at things they have more expectations which can ruin relationships immediately Now living in the greatest house of town Wang Lung has transformed to a very different character than before Money to Wang Lung is now not as precious as it was in the old days living in the earth house He spends so freely and foolishly on anything that isnt quite needed but desired When wealth has reached to almost infinite greed builds up followed by desires Another factor to point out is how Wang Lung betrayed his hardworking wife and went along with a
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