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Pearl S. Buck

The Good Deed Summary

The title of Pearl S. Buck's story "The Good Deed" is a double entendre because the deed which Mrs. Pan sets out to perform is both beneficial to her and to Lili Yang, thus giving it a double...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2015 1:50 am UTC

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Pearl S. Buck

What is the theme of the story "Christmas Day in the Morning" by Pearl S. Buck? It's a short story written by pearl...

This story is like a fable, a story usually (but not always) with animals as characters, which teaches some moral lesson. There are a few themes in this story, all centered around love: generosity,...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2014 5:42 pm UTC

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Pearl S. Buck

How does Mrs. Pan feel about being in New York in "The Good Deed" by Pearl S. Buck? What things disturb and frighten...

Mrs. Pan is like a fish out of water in New York. Everything about the place is so strange to her, so alien. For one thing, the water tastes like metal, not like the earthy water back home in her...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2019 6:03 am UTC

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Pearl S. Buck

Why did Rob choose getting the milking done as a Christmas gift to his father over the nice tie that he had brought...

One of the most wonderful things to happen to Rob as a young boy was his discovery that his father loved him. Rob's parents weren't usually very demonstrative when it came to expressing their...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 12:26 pm UTC

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