In The Good Earth, what does Wang Lung do with his eldest son because of his moodiness and restlessness?

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accessteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The answer to this can be found in Chapter 22, which is when O-Lan tells Wang Lung the reason for his eldest son's strange behaviour as he misses more and more school and comes to behave in a way that is  more and more bizarre and odd. For O-Lan, the solution to this problem is easy. When she worked in the Old Lord's house, when his sons began to act in this way, he found a female slave for them so that they could get rid of their sexual frustration. Wang Lung decides to hatch a different plan in order to help his son:

I will betroth him and we will marry him early, and there is that to be done.

Wang Lung therefore decides to try and end his eldest son's restlessness by finding a wife for him to become betrothed to and then marrying him so that he can dispense with his sexual frustrations. 

giggles20 | Student

Wang Lung let him go into the school in the South.