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  • The Pearl
    The importance of songs in Kino's mind, family, and culture can be viewed simply as a cultural practice. They are ways to give meaning to events, people, and places. But for Kino, the songs do take...

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    One of the motifs that Steinbeck uses to illustrate the theme of good vs. evil is music. When Kino awakens, he is filled with a good feeling and he refers to the music he hears during this feeling...

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  • The Pearl
    The doctor does not care about Kino because he is poor, and he refuses to treat the sick baby. Kino is suspicious of the doctor. Kino and his wife are aboriginals (Indians) and the doctor is one...

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  • The Pearl
    In Steinbeck's The Pearl, Juana employs the age-old technique of applying a poultice made of seaweed to baby Coyotito's swollen shoulder. As Steinbeck notes, it is as good a remedy as any other and...

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    The Pearl is a story rich in symbolism, and the incident with the scorpion is certainly no exception. Upon discovering the scorpion at the bedside of his son, Coyotito, Kino and his wife pray....

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    The doctor in The Pearl is a very greedy man. He was also a man filled with prejudice. When Coyotito is stung by the scorpion, Kino is desperate to get help. However, he does not like or trust...

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  • The Pearl
    John Steinbeck's The Pearl is a parable; as such it is meant to teach a moral lesson. As a social realist, Steinbeck is concerned, with "life and living," as John S. Kennedy, a friend and critic...

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  • The Pearl
    In the Pearl there are a few different themes, though the one that is mainly focused on it the how fate and agency can shape life. These forces can be seen as being contrasting. In The Pearl the...

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    In Steinbeck's short story "The Pearl", Kino hears several songs in the first chapter. The most prominent song at the beginning is the Song of the Family. When we think of songs, we may think of...

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  • The Pearl
    From what I can see, your question refers to events in Chapter 4. In this chapter, Kino decides to take his pearl to the buyers. The author tells us that the pearl buyers know Kino will soon...

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  • The Pearl
    In the story, Kino's 'Pearl of the World' was to have been the means by which Coyotito would lift his family out of poverty and degradation; the pearl was to have purchased an education for...

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  • The Pearl
    Once Kino has found the Pearl of the World, he begins to dream. Like most parents, he hopes for a better life for his son, and, of course, some things for his wife and himself. He wants to have a...

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  • The Pearl
    The quote comes from Chapter 4: It is wonderful the way a small town keeps track of itself and all of its units. The author goes on to describe the lives of the town's inhabitants like that of a...

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  • The Pearl
    Kino killed a man with a knife in a fight for the pearl. The incident you are describing is when Kino killed the man with the knife. Kino is a target because of the pearl. He defends himself with...

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  • The Pearl
    Simply put, pearls are formed by mollusks, invertebrates that often have an external shell that opens for eating or respiration. If some organic material or parasite enters the mollusk when the...

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    The bite of the scorpion on the baby of Kino and Juana sets in motion the events of the remainder of the plot. When Coyotito screams, his mother tries to suck out the poison and Kino's brother Juan...

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  • The Pearl
    One theme for John Steinbeck's The Pearl, which he terms a parable, is The Evil of Greed, One of the Seven Deadly Sins. Steinbeck's parable teaches the reader certain things about Greed: 1.When a...

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  • The Pearl
    In the story The Pearl, an innocent native couple, Kino and Juana, who have an infant son, Coyotito, live happily in their village. Many of the villagers support themselves through diving for...

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  • The Pearl
    The doctor is a small but important figure in the book. When Coyotito is bitten by a scorpion, Juana and Kino try to get a doctor. As Kino is about to go, the people say that the doctor will not...

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  • The Pearl
    John Steinbeck is important for several reasons. The first reason Steinbeck is important is his documentation of several crucial elements of American life and culture. He wrote about the plight of...

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  • The Pearl
    The pearl is a symbol of innocence corrupted. One of the motifs of the book is the songs. Kino hears the music of the pearl as he walks along. The pearl started as a symbol of possibility, and a...

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  • The Pearl
    There are many imageries in The Pearl. Let me give you two of them. First, we have the image of the pearl itself. This is most used and powerful imagery. On the one hand, the pearl is an image of...

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  • The Pearl
    This is a good question. Much of the tension and climax of the chapter is filled in darkness. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito are going to sell the pearl. So, they head north. However, they realize that...

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  • The Pearl
    The two main character of the novella The Pearl, Kino and Juana, are similar and very different. On the one hand, they are similar: they are both hardworking, honest, and poor. They both have good...

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  • The Pearl
    In his parable "The Pearl," John Steinbeck makes his readers aware of the simple impoverished lives of Kino and Juana through his use of setting and the techniques of mood and characterization....

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  • The Pearl
    Unlike the cluster of brush houses where Kino and his family dwell, the city is made of stone and plaster and has beautiful courtyards and fountains. There is a plaza with a church, also. When Kino...

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  • The Pearl
    When rejected by the doctor, Kino stands stunned for a long time; then, replacing his "suppliant hat"--an indication of his acceptance--on his head, he punches the gate mightily with his fist--an...

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  • The Pearl
    Kino is the protagonist of the novel, although his wife Juana is also a central figure. These two characters are not entirely on par with one another in their importance to the text and so do not...

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  • The Pearl
    In order to answer this question, it is important to see what Kino was like when he found the pearl. When Kino found the pearl, he was filled with thoughts of grandeur. Greed and desire captivated...

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  • The Pearl
    While having an education would certainly open new avenues of thinking and understanding for Kino, he would still be confronted with the problems of class and race that place him at a disadvantage...

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    Kino and Juana are spiritual and superstitious. This novella opens by saying it is a parable about dualities, particularly between good and evil. Kino thinks of things in terms of songs: the...

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  • The Pearl
    The songs function as almost a physical embodiment of the emotions that Kino is feeling at that particular time and place. The songs do not occur all of the time and Kino is not hearing them at...

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  • The Pearl
    This is a good question. If we define Darwinism as the belief that the strong will see their wealth and power increase while the weak should see the opposite, then the there is Darwinism in the...

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  • The Pearl
    Before his discovery of the Pearl of the World, Kino's life is fairly simple. He is a peasant and a fisherman who lives with his wife Juana and his baby, Coyotito. He is content with his life; when...

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  • The Pearl
    John Steinbeck's The Pearl is a parable about the inherent evils of capitalism: the acquisition of wealth. After Kino obtains the great pearl, the potential value of this gem awakens the deadly sin...

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  • The Pearl
    Kino’s visions in the pearl turn to darkness. When Kino first found the pearl, he saw it as his family’s fortune turned. He thought it was his way out. It soon became clear, however, that the...

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  • The Pearl
    Before the narrative begins, an introductory paragraph identifies the story of Kino and the great pearl as having been told in the town so many times in the past that it has become a part of every...

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  • The Pearl
    Like all of the other village men in The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino makes his meager living by diving for pearls. Kino has one prized possession: his canoe. It is the one thing of value he...

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  • The Pearl
    In Chapter V, after Juana tries to rid her family of the pearl, believing that it has brought evil upon them, Kino reacts viciously toward her, knocking her down and hissing at her like a snake....

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  • The Pearl
    The Song of the Family means everything to Kino. His family are his whole world, his whole life. This is made quite clear in the very first chapter, when in the early morning he relaxes watching...

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  • The Pearl
    Alliteration is the repetition of two or more consonant sounds at the beginning of words in the same sentence, and it generally serves to enhance meaning or add emphasis to important words or...

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  • The Pearl
    Chapter four of John Steinbeck's The Pearl explains a lot about how the priest and the pearl buyers control the town, or at least manipulate Kino's people. The priest does his part by scaring the...

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  • The Pearl
    The qualities of a woman are reason, caution, and a sense of preservation. Kino depends on his wife Juana to be the cool-headed one. In the Song of the Family, she is the main note. While Kino...

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  • The Pearl
    Early into chapter two of John Steinbeck's The Pearl, the morning is described as being "young" and possessing a "hazy mirage." In order to understand what this image looks like, one can dissect...

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  • The Pearl
    "This doctor was of a race which for nearly four hundred years had beaten and starved and robbed and despised Kino's race" (7). When you take this clue and combine it with a later detail. "As they...

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  • The Pearl
    As the parents watch the ominous scorpion, Kino hears the "Song of Evil" and Juana repeats "an ancient magic to guard against such evil" and finishes with a Hail Mary between "clenched teeth." The...

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  • The Pearl
    Parables are stories or images which teach some moral or truth. Generally parables are drawn from the everyday lives of the audience. Steinbeck wants the reader to regard the story in The Pearl...

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  • The Pearl
    Kino shows an awareness of animals by his interpretations of their behavior. As a native living village life, Kino spends a lot of time around animals. He can tell what they are thinking from...

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    The first time we read about the town as a character in The Pearl is at the beginning of chapter three, when John Steinbeck personifies the town as a kind of animal. He is not subtle about the...

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  • The Pearl
    This is, in reality, sort of a trick question. In chapter one of John Steinbecks' The Pearl the narrator states that all of the songs sung are considered part of the Whole. Therefore, if looking at...

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