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What is a metaphor in chapter 5 of the Pearl by John Steinbeck?

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emzo12345 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM via web

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What is a metaphor in chapter 5 of the Pearl by John Steinbeck?

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rugbykats | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted August 28, 2012 at 4:06 AM (Answer #1)

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An example of a metaphor from Chapter 5 of The Pearl can be found in this line: "He was an animal now, for hiding, for attacking, and he lived only to preserve himself and his family." This is on page 62 of my copy, a Penguin book paperback edition.
The comparison is, of course, between the man (Kino) and a wild animal.

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