Jilin Engineering Normal University, Jilin, China.
The Good Earth is Pearl S Buck's masterpiece about Chinese rural life. In 1938, for The Good Earth and other seven works, Pearl S Buck won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The secretary of the Swedish Academy, Per Hallstrom, on the award ceremony said that one of the significances of the novel was to reflect the issue on the status of Chinese women.As a woman writer, women's living condition and social status must be one of the themes in Pearl S Buck’s novels. This thesis attempts through analyzing the content of the novel, presents the characteristics of the heroine, O-lan in The Good Earth to find Pearl S Buck’s views on women reflected in her works and her female characters.
humble and submissive wife, Selfless Devoted Housewife, tough and Tenacious Woman, Wise Decision-Maker, Silent Resister
Xue Cao. Analysis of the Image of O-lan in The Good Earth. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2019) Vol. 2, Issue 5: 94-100. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.020513.
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