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    The Pearl Summary

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    The main character, Kino, is a poor Mexican-Native American man who lives in the small town of La Paz with his wife, Juana, and his newborn son Coyotito. One morning Kino and Juana spotted a scorpion climbing down the rope that holds Coyotito’s hanging box crib. As Kino tried to carefully remove the scorpion from the rope, Coyotito knocked the scorpion down, causing it to sting him in the shoulder. As Juana tried to suck the poison quickly out of Coyotito, his wailing screams and cries of pain attracted all the neighbors to surround their brush house. Kino and Juana accompanied by their neighbors rushed Coyotito to the town doctor, but due to Kino’s lack of money the doctor refused to check the baby. After Kino and Juana left the doctor, they…

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    The Pearl Movie Vs Book

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    In 2009 ,Maya Entertainment made a movie for the Novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck.Both the movie and the book both take place in La Paz ,Mexico. In both the movie and the book Kino finds the Great Pearl and his child Coyotito gets bitten by a scorpion . Very similar things that happen in the book have happened in the Novel For example Kino throws the Pearl in the water to try and make the bad luck go away . However , the movie is very different from the book because it leaves out certain…

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    When one is told that they are compared to a god, it is instinct that they must feel prominent and eminent within the structural order of the town and decision making that must take place. This influential power he receives is a significant factor within his greed because it infects everyone’s lifestyle and evolves into entitlement within Kino specifically. The author utilizes the use of allusion to compare Kino to having characteristics and a mindset like one of God. The allusion to God using…

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    instance, in the story “Light Is Like Water” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author talks about people drowning in their own happiness. “For they had turned on so many lights at the same time the apartment had flooded, and two entire classes at the elementary school of Saint Julian the Hospitaler drowned.”( Marquez, 362.). The author may have been hinting that although it is good to be optimistic, too much optimism can end in disaster. Authors can also use depression to help express the remorse…

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    the sirens to be unconscious. And for the siren queen, a diamond encrusted silver sword must be used to slay her for she is immortal. Markeus nods his head, gathers the elements given to him and is off to his journey. When Markeus reaches the rocky coasts of Athens, he spots the guardian siren named Mayia. Markeus quickly pulls out the shell from his satchel and throws it towards the siren. The shell then exposes an enchanted powder, that puts Mayia in a deep sleep. The waves crashed on top of…

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    Best Concert Reflection

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    Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece…

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    I could hear the water in the lake behind moving ever so slowly, but just enough for me to know that I wanted to stay forever. I felt like I was rich and had the biggest and most beautiful house on the entire planet. I remember dancing around with Hippo in the living room singing, “I am rich, la la la! I am rich la la la!” After I stopped dancing and singing, I then thought to myself “ This is paradise.” As I placed my placed my hand on the little statue next to me, I could feel my heart start…

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    The Pearl Greed Essay

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    Greed is a force that can destroy any man, especially if it is allowed to blind one from his main priority. When a luminous object was discovered by the shores of La Paz, what many considered a blessing became a family's worst nightmare, as illustrated in John Steinbeck’s novel The Pearl. Kino, a hardworking pearl diver, is transformed from a noble and caring father, into a vicious like animal. In the town of La Paz, Kino, an impoverished native, is a simple person driven by his adoration…

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    In the book The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino is a pearl diver who lives with his wife Juana and baby boy, Coyotito. While searching for a pearl to save Coyotito, Kino discovers the pearl of the world. Within hours the whole town of La Paz hears of Kino’s new discovery, everyone wants a piece of the Pearl of the world. The idea of getting a piece of the pearl places a longing desire in the townspeople's hearts, this changes the way kino and his family live day to day and how the whole town…

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    After reading the novella, The Pearl, and considering the style that the book is written in, I am convinced that John Steinbeck is one of the most descriptive authors in the history of American literature. His use of figurative language and vivid imagery are instrumental in allowing his readers to visualize the characters as the drama unfolds in La Paz, Mexico. One of his literary techniques is his use of metaphors. This is demonstrated earlier in the story when the entire town of La Paz knew…

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