Wang Lung discovers that his eldest son has been visiting this prostitute along with his uncle’s son. She’s known for being cheap and serving the common people of the town, so Wang Lung particularly doesn’t want his son going to her. Wang Lung visits Yang where she lives in the deserted House of Hwang to ask her to turn his son away. Her presence there shows how far the Hwangs’ fortunes have fallen.
Yang Character Timeline in The Good Earth
The timeline below shows where the character Yang appears in The Good Earth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.