Summary… The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, evil transforms certain humble citizens into envious savages. Evil was exhibited by the doctor who refused to treat Coyotito because his parents had no money. Coyotito was healed when the doctor finally came to their straw hut.
Pearls, by contrast, are a consequence of imperfection - possibly of pain or discomfort. But from the irritation caused by stray sand, rare transfixing beauty can occur. Unlike gold and diamonds, a pearl needs no finishing, and yet its allure arises from its imperfections: But wherein lies the greater danger: Wealth brings power, and power tends to corrupt.
The possession possesses him.
Ultimately, this is a story of sacrifice - specifically, of choosing what and when to surrender. Make the wrong choice, and you risk losing everything.
Story in Song The people of the Gulf of California had songs for everything, though maybe only Kino hears them now. The story is encapsulated in the evolving sequence of songs minor spoilers implied: Kino and Juana blend belief systems: Transfiguration is not always for the better.
And the Moral Is Unlike a traditional parable or morality tale, there is no explicit teaching point, not even a clear ending. Just a new, stark, and very uncertain beginning. Licensed under CC By 2. The Bible was certainly part of his heritage, but broader, non-sectarian social justice permeates his works.
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The Pearl is a a very simple yet amazing book.
There are many biblical parallels/5(). "In the town they tell the story of the great pearl - how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito. The Pearl [John Steinbeck] on monstermanfilm.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
THE PEARL is an enduring and classic fable, sensitively told, in simple and beautiful language. It is a story of a fisherman who found a pearl beyond price/5(). Steinbeck's father settled in California shortly after the American Civil War. John Steinbeck was born in Salinas on February 27, His mother was a schoolteacher in the public school system of Salinas.
The Pearl is a classic by the excellent writer, John Steinbeck. A simple story, yet filled with dramatic characters and events that kept me flipping the pages.
One of the best aspects of The Pearl is the writing. John Steinbeck's writing is untouchable and classic/5.