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    The pearl

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    The Pearl In the novel, The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, we meet Kino, his wife, Juana and their baby, Coyotitio. Kino’s family lives in a grass hut in the poor, fishing village of La Paz, Mexico in the 1920’s. Their lives are disrupted when a vicious scorpion bites Coyotito. The only way that they can get help were they live is to have enough money to pay the local doctor. Kino goes pearl diving and discovers a pearl that is worth “millions.” It appears that Kino has gone from having nothing to being

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    The Pearl

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    materialism, all attempt to guarantee the same promise, true meaning and significance in life. However, in The Pearl, John Steinbeck conveys the truth that materialism, as an answer to people’s quest for what is good, is merely a counterfeit of that which is good found in the wholeness of the family itself. This truth is portrayed in Kino’s discovery, possession, and lost of “The Pearl of the World.” Steinbeck masterfully sets up the story by creating an almost perfect family scenario to express

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    Appearance vs. Reality is one out of the several themes John Steinbeck consolidates in the novella, The Pearl. It is a parable that teaches ones moral by incorporating human characters. Where as in The Pearl, it illustrates the life of a poor Native Indian name Kino and his dramatic life change after the founding of The Pearl of the World and the message is to tell people that greed and avarice can devastate ones destiny. There are numerous elements which concerns the different view points of the

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    The Pearl

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    The Pearl Theme: The main idea of this story is definitely bad luck. Kino and his family are poor but they have somewhat decent health. However when Coyotito gets sick and the Pearl is found that all changes. What this book is trying to say is that money is not everything in life. And in some cases, it brings bad luck. Money can also bring greed, as in the doctor’s case. Setting: This story takes place in a small village somewhere near the sea. The inhabitants of this village are predominantly

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    The Pearl

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    The Pearl / John Steinbeck Main idea- The main idea of the book is the story of an Indian fisherman, who found a big, beautiful pearl, "the pearl of the world" as it was called in the book. During all the story he tries to sell the pearl for a good price so he could marry his wife again in a normal church, provide his son an opportunity to go to school and some more nice stuff. Also in the story he has to deal with some not nice, mysterious guys, who try to take it away from him. Plot general-

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    The Pearl

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    Kino’s lack of material items did not keep him from happiness. That is until he thought it was possible to acquire a greater amount of wealth and increase his happiness through the pearl. In turn, this resulted in the downfall of Kino and his family. Kino’s life before the pearl brought him satisfaction and contentment. He was a loving husband and father. “Juana is driven, although instinctively as a woman to heal the family, nevertheless in reality to act for the man to protect the family.” (Karsten

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    The Pearl

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    The Pearl, which takes place in La Paz, Mexico, begins with a description of the seemingly idyllic family life of Kino, his wife Juana and their infant son, Coyotito. Kino watches as Coyotito sleeps, but sees a scorpion crawl down the rope that holds the hanging box where Coyotito lies. Kino attempts to catch the scorpion, but Coyotito bumps the rope and the scorpion falls on him. Although Kino kills the scorpion, it still stings Coyotito. Juana and Kino, accompanied by their neighbors, go to see

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    The Pearl

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    The Pearl By John Steinbeck The setting of the story was primarily in an impoverished Mexican-Indian community in La Paz, roughly around the 1900s. Kino is a prime example of a developing character. From beginning to the end, he develops drastically. At the beginning, he was thought out to be a good loyal husband, but as time went on, he became a selfish, greedy individual who would do anything for money. Juana was Kino’s young wife. She was respectful, and very tolerant towards Kino. Coyotito was

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    In The Pearl, the pearl was everything to Kino. He thought he would become rich off of it, but instead, it brought evil. It was Kino’s fault that he lost his son to a pearl that he thought was valuable, but it was evil. Juana’s wisdom could of saved Coyotito. Kino was on the journey of escaping the trackers. By examining that Kino is greedy and would rather lose a family member over a pearl. Juana’s wisdom could of saved Coyotito because she wanted to throw the pearl away but Kino stopped her. Also

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    Analysis of Pearls

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    Analysis of Pearls What is a pearl? A pearl is a pellet of calcium carbonate. Of all the gems in the world, it is the only one created by a living creature. A pearl is found in an oyster or other mollusk. They are grown in limited areas of the world's oceans and come in wide range of shapes and colors. The value of a particular pearl is determined by a number of factors. The prices of these precious stones are widely varied depending on the perfection of the stone. A pearl is a very unique

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