This character is the protagonist of The Good Earth. He is a hardworking, dutiful man who looks after his old father.
This character is the protagonist's wife. Before she is given to him in marriage, she spent ten years as a slave at a prominent home in the village.
Old Master Hwang
This character is the patriarch of the richest family in the village. He ultimately allows his family to decline into poverty and ruin.
Old Mistress Hwang
This character is the matriarch of the richest family in the village. She is addicted to opium and dies of shock when bandits raid the house.
This character is a wealthy, good-hearted grain dealer with whom the protagonist does business.
This character is a courtesan who entertains men on the upper floor of the tea shop that the protagonist frequents. She is slender and alluring, with...
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