What point of view does Steinbeck use in The Pearl?  

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ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The point of view Steinbeck uses in "The Pearl" is third person omniscient. The narrator tells the story of Kino and his pearl but also knows quite a bit about the other characters, especially the doctor and the pearl buyers. There is very little dialogue in the story but all the important thoughts and actions of the character are recorded. That is why the point of view is omniscient, the narrator seems to be all-knowing.