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    To create this symbol‚ Steinbeck personifies the town. The Gulf Another important element of the setting is the sea. It‚ too‚ takes on symbolic importance in the story. The Gulf provides the villagers with their livelihood and sustenance-fish and pearls. However‚ like the town‚ it cannot be trusted. Steinbeck uses the sea to make his readers aware that things are not always what the seem. "Although the morning was young‚ the hazy mirage was up. The uncertain air that magnified some things and blotted

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    9/1/13 Introduction Would you let a pearl of assumed value consume your life? Well‚ in John Steinbeck’s‚ “The Pearl” that’s exactly what main character Kino does. Although‚ after figuring out that the “Great Pearl” bought nothing but darkness and evil upon his family. He realizes the importance of not letting greed and/or wealth control him. Come along with me on this adventure! Paragraph I Kino had a very straight-forward life. He lived with his

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    Many of the world’s issues revolve around wealth and greed. In The Pearl‚ by John Steinbeck‚ he tells the tragic story of a poverty stricken young couple and their baby who suffer from the consequences of wanting. After finding “the pearl of the world‚” Kino and Juana are plagued with violence and misfortune that surround the pearl and its value‚ ultimately leading to the baby’s death. John Steinbeck’s intended theme of The Pearl is that greed for materialistic possessions can cloud judgment and

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    English 9 25 Nov 2013 The Pearl Project Symbol Explanation Quote/page 1. The pearl 2. Kino 3. Kino’s canoe 4. Ants 5. Scorpion SETTING:

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    The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck‚ published in 1947. It is the story of a pearl diver‚ Kino‚ and explores man’s nature as well as greed and evil. Steinbeck’s inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz‚ Baja California Sur‚ Mexico‚ which he had heard in a visit to the formerly pearl-rich region in 1940.[1] In 1947‚ it was adapted into a Mexican film named La perla. The story is one of Steinbeck’s most popular books and has been widely used in high school classes.[2] Kino

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    The Pearl written by John Steinbeck‚ is a book about Kino a poor diver‚ gathering pearls from the Gulf beds of Mexico that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino‚ Juana‚ and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then‚ during a day of diving‚ Kino loom’s from the sea with a pearl diffrent then the rest‚ bigger and more beautiful than any other. With the great pearl comes hope‚ the promise of comfort and of security. John Steinbeck uses Kino’s canoe‚ the pearl‚ and

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    a close‚ pure kinship with the natural world‚ the source of his livelihood. At the beginning of the novella‚ Kino is essentially content with his life. However‚ two seemingly chance occurrences—Coyotito’s scorpion sting and Kino’s discovery of the pearl—open Kino’s eyes to a larger world. As Kino begins to covet material wealth and education for his son‚ his simple existence becomes increasingly complicated by greed‚ conflict‚ and violence. The basic trajectory of Kino’s character is a gradual decline

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    The Pearl Humans are never satisfied; you give them one thing and they want something more. In the novel The Pearl‚ by John Steinbeck‚ the main character becomes consumed by wealth and a promising future. Kino changed drastically throughout the novel‚ loosing track of what was most important to him‚ his family. Kino went from having a simple and complete life as a fisherman in a warm and loving community to a life of never being satisfied. He was a loving father and husband that provided

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    The Pearl Fina Exam Honors English II 12 February 2012 The Pearl Fina Exam Honors English II 12 February 2012 This novel is not just a narrative about a native finding a precious jewel and who is overcome with fear‚ obsession and anger. This novel is a story of how a simple sense of greed can destroy a man’s morals‚ and view on what is really important. In The Pearl‚ the reader sees how the Europeans had a sense of control over the natives. The mind control that the Europeans had over

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    Wrath 1939 The Pearl 1947 East of Eden 1952 The Chrysanthemums * Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962‚ and died in New York City in 1968. * The pearl CHARACTERS.. Kino -  The protagonist of the novella. Kino is a dignified‚ hardworking‚ impoverished native who works as a pearl diver. He is a simple man who lives in a brush house with his wife‚ Juana‚ and their infant son‚ Coyotito‚ both of whom he loves very much. After Kino finds a great pearl‚ he becomes increasingly

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