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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 Reflection

    785 Words  | 4 Pages

    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

  • The Pearl Of The World

    1306 Words  | 6 Pages

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    500 Words  | 2 Pages

    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

  • Irony In The Pearl

    750 Words  | 3 Pages

    What if something seems so worthwhile, you would risk everything to try to get it? The Pearl by John Steinbeck focuses on a man named Kino. Kino found a pearl whose value was so great that it could potentially give his family everything they wanted. But Kino quickly lost sight of what really mattered and let suspicion, anger, and fear overtake him. Throughout the book, Kino’s family is subjected to multiple tragedies. A tragedy is an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, like

  • The Pearl Thesis

    624 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck, a pearl diver named Kino is eager to find a pearl to help his son, Coyotito, after he was stung by a scorpion. After the doctor refuses them treatment, Kino coincidentally finds ‘The Pearl of the World’. Originally, it was just supposed to help them with the payment for Coyotito's treatment, but it leads to other happenings. People start hating Kino, and are jealous of his pearl. Trackers try to hunt him down in the mountains to kill him and get the pearl, but

  • 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