Essay on the Pearl

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  • The Pearl

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    The Pearl John Steinbeck's fiction novella, The Pearl, takes place in a small village in La Paz, on the coast of the Baja Peninsula. Kino, the protagonist, is a pearl diver. One day, when Kino is pearl diving, he finds a large pearl that he knows can sell for lots of money. When Kino finds the pearl he realizes that he can treat his son, Coyotito who is stung by a scorpion. Before Kino finds the Pearl, he is a nice, family man who treats his family with great respect. However, the pearl leads to

  • The Pearl Greed

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    The novella “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck follows the story of a pearl, the hope, and evil that it carries which consumes Kino and the city of La Paz. in this story we are going to witness the decision Kino make and how that drastically affects his life. Thus, throughout five paragraphs, I am going to be talking about the tragedy of Kino and his family, but most importantly who or what is responsible. I argue that greed, culture, anger, happiness, luck, death, and evil are all significant aspects

  • The Pearl Reflection

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    The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck in 1944, is a thoughtful classic. The Pearl follows Kino, the main character, along with his wife, Juana, and their baby, Coyotito. The family lives in a poor town by the sea. Kino is a pearl diver and lives a peaceful life. This all goes awry when a scorpion bites Coyotito, and they are unable to receive medical help because of their poor status. Despite being unable to receive treatment, they continue with their normal routines. However, the next day was anything

  • Reflection Of The Pearl

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    The Pearl is a story of a little family that is poor and arrives at riches in the tug of a rope. First, we have the family Kino, Juana and Coyotito they are a tightly webbed together until the pearl is found. Then we find that disillusion starts to ensue, due to the pearl and bad luck it brought to the family. This book reminded me of a quote by Senora Ray from “Even the richest person can be unsatisfied and even the poorest happy satisfied. All depends upon your ways and understanding

  • The Pearl Of The World

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    prosperity. It is a window into a life of higher status and more achievement. It is the “pearl of the world.” In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino, an impoverished pearl diver, finds the pearl of legend, an enormous, shining jewel plucked from the mouth of an oyster. Hoping to sell the pearl and rid themselves of poverty and ignorance, Kino, Juana, his devoted wife, and Coyotito, their infant son, travel to the pearl buyers’ offices, where they intend to make a profit by exchanging their incredible discovery

  • Juana's The Pearl

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    The impression that you get from a character may be really different from what you find out they actually are at the end of the story. In the first chapter of “The Pearl”, Juana seemed to be a strong maternal character. She seemed very brave and strong. However, as the story unfolded, her character turned out to be weaker than she seemed to be at the start. Juana falls behind Kino’s shadow. The impression Juana gave in the beginning of the story was that she was brave and strong. She risked her

  • Kino's Pearl

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    Kino was planning on selling his pearl for fifty thousand pesos. When kino first found the pearl, he started dreaming about what he would do with it, something that no one has returned from. With risking his safety, family, and the pearl. We will see some examples of when he needed to make a choice that would change his life forever. When kino had to pay the doctor, the doctor wanted the pearl. But, in chapter three, Kino said, “When I have sold my pearl I will pay you.” The doctor seemed

  • The Pearl Kino

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    This quote by Laura Adams Armer relates to the novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck because no matter the way Kino acted he always had the songs in his head. In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, the main character Kino goes through difficult times. His baby, Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion and a doctor refuses to help heal him. After that Kino goes to find a way to pay the doctor so he can get the help for his son. In the ocean Kino finds the Pearl of the World. People start to turn on Kino trying to acquire

  • Pearls : The Most Common Pearl Makers Are Oysters

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    Pearls come from mollusks they are a group of animals that includes oysters, clams, and mussels, among others. Any mollusk that has a shell can make pearls, the most common pearl-makers are oysters. Pearls have a history in Chinese, Indian, Persian, Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilisations. Pearls have been used and collected for more than 4000 years, this makes them have the title of the world 's oldest gem in the world. There are three types of pearls and they are natural

  • Pearl Novels : Summary In John Steinbeck's The Pearl

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    parents and their child’s troubles with their own personal enemy, greed. It starts with Kino, the father, a pearl hunter that lives in a small brush house village near a small sea side town in Mexico. He needs to pay for his son, Coyotito, treatments for a scorpion sting. So after being refused treatments because they cannot provide payment to the doctor they go to the gulf in search of a pearl filled oyster, to pay the doctor. Kino, Juana his wife, and Coyotito get in their families canoe head to the