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The Pearl Teaching Unit
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- In an allegory, the characters symbolize something, and a lesson is revealed in the action of the plot. With that in mind, state what lesson is to be learned, what the characters symbolize, and how the action of the plot supports your answer.
- A common theme in literature is that the appearance of things is not the same as the reality of them. Consider the pearl in the light of what it appears to be and what it really is. By referring to the story, show that one theme is the differences between appearances and reality.
- By referring to incidents in the story, prove or disprove the following: A major theme in this story is that being a part of a larger whole (family, civilization, clique, etc.) brings safety, security, and happiness; when one turns his or her back on the unit, however, unhappiness is the result.
- Show how the following statement is true for this story: A simple life close to nature brings more happiness than a wealthy life in a civilization that is removed from nature.
- Consider who the representatives of established authority are and point out how they act together to keep the Indians oppressed. Why it is important that Coyotito does not get an education or Kino not get wealth?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.