These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Good Earth
Complete Monster: Wang Lung's uncle, who repeatedly mooches off of his nephew, treats his niece in law cruelly, is suspected of eating some of his children during a famine, joins/becomes the leader of a gang that kills people, burns down houses and rapes women for laughs, and attempts to blackmail Wang Lung with this fact. Fortunately, he ends up dying from his opium addiction...and then his equally vile son takes over.
Fridge Horror: Wang Lung's uncle is healthy and active long after Wang Lung's father is sick enough to be confined to bed and even dies. That means he's probably related to Wang Lung's mother, not his father. Say... how big of an age difference would that imply between Wang Lung's father and his mother?