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    The Pearl: Greeds The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, is a novel that depicts the fact that greed can take over a life and the peace of a town. When a penniless pearl diver, Kino, finds what he calls the Pearl of the World, it changes his life. Throughout this novel, Steinbeck uses literary devices to express the way greed can change a small town and a family. The author uses tools such as symbolism, characterization, and foreshadowing to add life to the story. These literary devices all express greed in different ways while they create an unforgettable tale. In this book, Steinbeck uses symbolism as a way to explain the pearl and the way it changes. While the pearl initially brings a wonderful opportunity to the family, it ends up changing their lives dramatically. In Steinbeck’s book, Kino finds a pearl that is what he calls the Pearl of the World. As the book says, “It captured the light and refined it and gave it back in silver incandescence.” (Steinbeck 20) This excerpt states that it was magnificent and very precious. However, the pearl changes drastically throughout the novel. When problems start occurring, the pearl changes in many ways. This is because many people are drawn to this pearl and Kino soon becomes every man’s enemy. Some people want the pearl so bad that they would kill Kino and his family to get it. For example, one man tried to kill Kino just to get the pearl. Some townsfolk also change once Kino finds the pearl. When the priest heard about Kino having…

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    Leadership In Whale Rider

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    In the film Whale Rider, they are arguing that we should not hold people back and that we need to give people the opportunity to prove themselves. It is also important to have good leadership when going through a difficult period of time. When Koro was trying to teach the boys how to be like a leader, he took them out onto the ocean in a boat and went out deep. He threw his necklace that had a whale tooth on it and told the boys to go and retrieve it. However, none of the boys had actually…

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    Greed changes everyone's actions and the way they think. In the beginning, life in the village is quiet and people are kind and keep to themselves. Mostly everyone works hard and stays positive towards each other, there is never any hatred going around. Sometimes food is scarce, but the community is able to make it work by coming together and helping everyone as much as they can. Then everybody's views change on the day Kino finds the pearl. Word spreads quickly and everyone starts to lose…

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    Many people think they know what is important in life however when major events in their life take place their views often change. The two stories that will be discussed will be “The Treasure of Lemon Brown”a short story written by Walter Dean Myers and The Pearl a parable written by John Steinbeck. The pearl starts with a pearl diver named kino who lives in poverty in a village near Mexico City he knows no greed but soon his life will change when he finds a great pearl. He starts to think of a…

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    The story “the pearl” in chapter 5 mentions to before the sun rise, Juana tried to throw the pearl at the sea before Kino wake up; however, Kino saw everything that Juana did and then he followed Juana and before Juana throw the pearl, Kino attacked Juana and caught the pearl from Juana. After that, Kino walked back to house, during Kino walked back to the house, he was attacked by a man, and he fought with that man. The pearl fell down to somewhere while they were fighting, after Juana stood up…

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    In the short story ”The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers and the novel “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck the main characters changed what they valued in life by resolving an internal conflict. While each character faced a different struggle they both valued family in the end. Kino’s experiences changed what he valued in life when he found the pearl because he…

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    The Pearl by John Steinbeck is about Kino and his wife Juana and how one pearl will change their life forever. Even though there are many themes in this book, greed is the most important theme. This is shown when Kino needs the doctor and the doctor only care about if kino has money. Also when Kino has to hid the pearl so people don't steal the pearl. Then Kino's wife doesn't like the pearl because Kino changes The doctor in The Pearl is the most prime example of greed in the beginning on the…

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    The Pearl Money is the root of all evil. The same can be said about any item that holds value. In John Steinbeck’s novella, The Pearl, the idea of value changes one man’s life forever. This parable shows how the main character, Kino, is corrupted by his greed. A single pearl changes his life forever. Throughout the novel, Kino’s sense of what is important in life change and is forced to cope with the resolution of his internal conflicts. At the beginning of the story Kino values his family and…

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    In the short story “Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers and the novel “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck the main characters changed what they valued in life by resolving an internal conflict. While each character faced a different struggle they both valued family in the end. Kino experiences a change in what is valued in life. Kino’s values change once he found the pearl. When he found the pearl he was more focused on the money that came from the pearls worth instead on focusing on…

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    Tarek Elhossiny Lemon Brown and The Pearl Comparison Essay According to William Greider, “Everyone’s values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others.” Values define individuals in life and in literature. Walter Dean Myer’s short story,” The Treasure of Lemon Brown,” explores the values of Greg Ridley, a fourteen-year-old boy who wants to play basketball but can’t because his math…

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