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The Pearl Book Report - Online Term Paper

The Pearl Book Report


It´s a story about good luck and bad luck in a poor fisherman´s life. The setting of the story is located in the southernmost part of California , in Mexico , near the town La Paz.
It is the story of a fisherman who found a pearl beyond price , the Pearl of the World. With the pearl, he hoped to buy peace and happiness for himself, his wife and their little son. Instead he found that peace and happiness are not to be purchased. They are, themselves, pearls beyond price.
The most important persons:

Kino: a young fisherman and pearl diver, very poor, wanted to give his wife and child new clothes, good food, a new house etc. So he had to find a big pearl, a giant pearl. He had to find it ...

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Kino himself. In the canoe she was like a strong man.

She always took Coyotito out of his hanging box and cleaned him and hammocked him in her shawl in a loop that placed him close to her breast. She sang softly an ancient song that had only three notes though endless variety of interval.

Coyotito: their baby -son , slept in a hanging box , was stung by a scorpion one morning.

Juan Toma's: Kino´s brother

Apolonia: His fat wife. They both had four children.

The doctor: he never came to the cluster of brush houses. Why should he, when he had more than he could do to take care of the rich people who lived in the stone and plaster houses of the town.

He was stout, his voice was hoarse with the fat that pressed on his throat. His eyes rested in puffy little hammocks of flesh and his mouth drooped with discontent. He had a red watered silk dressing gown that had come from Paris, a silver tray, a silver chocolate pot, etc.

The furnitures in his room were heavy and dark and ...

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to time he could hear "the evil song" and then he was fierce and afraid.

The morning, on which Kino wanted to sell the pearl, was the morning of mornings, only comparable to the day, when the baby was born.

All people were waiting for him to start to the pearl-buyers.Kino´s brother, Juan Toma’s, declared him to be careful in selling the pearl, so that he would not get too little money for his treasure.

Kino stepped up to one of the pearl-buyers but he only offered one thousand pesos saying that his pearl was valueless, good enough to be exhibited in a museum, for the pearl was a curiosity.

Three other buyers were called, saying the same. But Kino realized that he was cheated and ...

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Added: 4/22/2004 03:20:21 PM
Category: Book Reports
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