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The Pearl: A Review - Online Term Paper

The Pearl: A Review


The Pearl is a story about an Mexican Indian man and woman, set in the early to
mid-1900's, in Bolivia. It was written by John Steinbeck as a short fiction
book that tells of the family's life just before, during, and just after find a
great pearl. The book was an amazing and discussed many different ideas. The
main idea discussed is whether or not being rich is a good thing. The story
explained how everyone would like to be rich yet being rich has a lot of
unnecessary baggage that goes with it.

There are two major characters in this book. The first is a man named Kino. He
is a Mexican Indian of about 25-30 years. He lives in a fairly primitive
village among a similar group of ...

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no money. Kino
decides to go pearl hunting in an attempt to get some money. He dives and,
after removing some shells, catches a glimpse of something shiny out of the
corner of his eye. He removes the oyster that he saw the gleam from, and
returns to the surface. Inside the oyster he finds a huge pearl that becomes
known as, the Pearl of the World. Almost immediately there after, people try to
steal it. The doctor tries to steal it after giving the baby a medicine to make
it seem ill, however Kino wakes up and chases him away. The next morning, he
goes to town to try and sell the pearl but the prices he gets offered, he feels,
are to low. That night he gets attacked several more times and ends up killing
a man. The family is forced to flee after their house is burned down and their
floor is dug up. They cover their tracks very well but Kino notices a trio of
trackers following them. The family tries to outrun the trackers but they
cannot escape them. Kino finds some ...

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Added: 11/6/2007 04:08:35 PM
Category: Book Reports
Type: Premium Paper
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