Wang Lung’s second daughter, the youngest son’s twin, is a pretty girl whom he marries to Liu’s son. She cares a lot about her appearance and carefully keeps her feet bound, because O-lan tells her that Wang Lung doesn’t care for her as his wife due to her ugliness. The second daughter mentions this to Wang Lung, and it makes him feel terribly guilty and pay more attention to O-lan. Wang Lung’s uncle’s son tries to molest the second daughter, leading Wang Lung to send her to Liu’s house until her marriage.
The second daughter Quotes in The Good Earth
The The Good Earth quotes below are all either spoken by The second daughter or refer to The second daughter. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Washington Square Press edition of The Good Earth published in 2004.).
Chapter 25 Quotes
...[M]y mother said I was not to weep aloud because you are too kind and weak for pain and you might say to leave me as I am, and then my husband would not love me even as you do not love her.
The second daughter Character Timeline in The Good Earth
The timeline below shows where the character The second daughter appears in The Good Earth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.