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  • Pearl Kino
    590 words
    The Pearl John Steinbeck Kino, is a poor Indian fisherman who lives on the Gulf of California with his wife Juana and baby son Coyotito. They are very poor but happy family. When he finds the "pearl of the world" he believes that wonderful things will come from selling it. As he tries to sell the pearl he realizes that the local businessmen will cheat him and decides to travel to sell it. When it is realized that Kino has murdered the man who tried to steal his prize possession the family is for...
  • Pearl Continuation As Kino And Juana
    617 words
    Creative Writing: The Pearl - Continuation As Kino and Juana walked hand in hand back to their brush house the song of evil hung over them like a shadow. For they could not understand why their pearl, this beautiful wonderful pearl that was supposed to bring them so much happiness wasn't worth nearly as much as they had expected. When they arrived at the brush house Kino sat in a corner while Juana placed Coyotito down in his crib for a nap. Kino again raised his pearl out in front of him. On it...
  • Pearl The Doctor
    408 words
    Compare and Contrast Essay According to The Pearl, the Indians and the Caucasians had the same plans of their own if they owned the pearl. The pearl meant wealth for the Indians. To the whites the pearl meant more power and wealth. Unlike the Caucasian, the Indians had many reasons for desiring the great pearl. In The Pearl it talks about Kino's dreams and plans. For example, he finds the pearl and the first thing that come to mind are the things he can give his family, seeing Jana in a shawl an...
  • Interest In Kino And His Pearl
    950 words
    Kino's lack of material items did not keep him from happiness. That is until he thought it was possible to acquire a greater amount of wealth and increase his happiness through the pearl. In turn, this resulted in the downfall of Kino and his family. Kino's life before the pearl brought him satisfaction and contentment. He was a loving husband and father. "Juana is driven, although instinctively as a woman to heal the family, nevertheless in reality to act for the man to protect the family". (Ka...
  • Kino's Hut For The Pearl
    753 words
    The Pearl By John Steinbeck The setting of the story was primarily in an impoverished Mexican-Indian community in La Paz, roughly around the 1900's. Kino is a prime example of a developing character. From beginning to the end, he develops drastically. At the beginning, he was thought out to be a good loyal husband, but as time went on, he became a selfish, greedy individual who would do anything for money. Juana was Kino's young wife. She was respectful, and very tolerant towards Kino. Coyotito ...
  • Kino's Great Knife
    1,088 words
    The Pearl Against the sky in the cave entrance Juana could see that Kino was taking off his white clothes for dirty and ragged, though, they would show up against the dark night. His own brown skin was a better protection for him. And then she saw how he hooked his Amulet neck-string about the horn handle of his great knife, so that it hung in front of him, and left both hands free. Juana had given up her prayers of magic and tradition by this time. She felt them to be pointless after all she ha...
  • Juana And Kino
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    Subject: 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 ...
  • Juana And Kino Return To La Paz
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    The Pearl, which takes place in La Paz, Mexico, begins with a description of the seemingly idyllic family life of Kino, his wife Juana and their infant son, Coyotito. Kino watches as Coyotito sleeps, but sees a scorpion crawl down the rope that holds the hanging box where Coyotito lies. Kino attempts to catch the scorpion, but Coyotito bumps the rope and the scorpion falls on him. Although Kino kills the scorpion, it still stings Coyotito. Juana and Kino, accompanied by their neighbors, go to se...
  • Kino Of The Pearls Evilness
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    Elena Smukler A parable is a short fictional narrative from which a moral is drawn. Many lessons are presented and demonstrated in parables. Lessons are experiences, examples, or observations that impart beneficial new knowledge or wisdom. Lessons are advantageous to communities, and essential in life. From lessons we learn the ways of living, and we acquire the distinction between pure and immoral. John Steinbeck, in his parable The Pearl, illustrates the messages, "Luck comes with disaster", K...
  • Kino's Pearl
    474 words
    The Curse of the Oyster In The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, evil transforms certain humble citizens into envious savages. Evil was exhibited by the doctor who refused to treat Coyotitobecause his parents had no money. When the doctor heard of Kino and Juana's fortune in finding 'the pearl of the world' (722), he boasted that they were patients of his while thinking of a better life for himself in Paris. Coyotito was healed when the doctor finally came to their straw hut. He deceived Kino by giving ...
  • Kino's Rare Discovery Of The Pearl 2
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    Thesis Statement: Kino's lack of material items did not keep him from happiness until he thought it was possible to acquire a greater amount of wealth and increase his happiness through the pearl. In turn, this resulted in the downfall of Kino and his family. I. Kino's life before the pearl brought him satisfaction and contentment A. Family 1". Juana is driven, although instinctively as a woman to heal the family, nevertheless in reality to act for the man to protect the family". (Karsten 6) a. ...
  • Kino's Pearl
    667 words
    Kino, a young pearl diver in La Paz, enjoys his simple life until the day his son, Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion. The wealthy town doctor will not treat the baby because Kino cannot pay the doctor's fee, so Kino and his wife, Juana, are left only to hope their child is saved. That day Kino goes diving, and finds a great pearl, the Pearl of the World, and knows he is suddenly a wealthy man. The word travels quickly about the pearl and many in the town begin to plot ways to steal it. While the ...
  • Doctor And Juana
    1,052 words
    Ever since Midas' lust for gold, it appears to be that man has acquired a greed and appetite for wealth. Juana, the Priest, and the doctor have all undergone a change due to money. They are all affected by their hunger for wealth and in turn are the base for their own destruction, and the destruction of society. Steinbeck's'The Pearl' is a study of man's self destruction through greed. Juana, the faithful wife of Kino, a paltry peasant man, had lived a spiritual life for what had seemed like as ...
  • Return Of Kino And Juana
    838 words
    The Pearl: Summary Kino, a poor Indian fisherman, lives on the Gulf of California with his wife Juana and son Coyotito. Their simple hut is made of brush, and the couple sleeps on mats thrown on the dirt floor, while Coyotito sleeps in a hanging box. Like others in their poor village, they depend on nature for survival. As The Pearl begins, dawn is breaking. Kino watches the sun rise and listens to the sounds of the morning. But within moments, a dangerous situation develops. A poisonous scorpio...
  • Kino Surfaces With The Largest Pearl
    1,154 words
    Kino, Juana, and their infant son, Coyotito, live in a modest brush house by the sea. One morning, calamity strikes when a scorpion bites Coyotito. Hoping to protect their son, Kino and Juana rush him to town, to the doctor's. When they arrive at the gate, the doctor turns them away because they are poor natives who can't pay him enough. Later that same morning, Kino and Juana take their family canoe, an heirloom, out to the estuary to go diving for pearls. Juana makes a poultice for Coyotito's ...
  • Night Kino Beats Juana
    660 words
    Because Kino finds the pearl in the aptly titled book The Pearl by John Steinbeck, three major occurrences result. Kino's entire life, which has been affected by the hardships of poverty, is suddenly, seemingly transformed when he discovers a monstrous pearl within the folds of a clam at the bottom of the ocean. Kino's finding leaves the townspeople deeply desiring his new treasure, leaves the doctor of the city wishing he had agreed to help Coyotito and his scorpion bite, and leaves Kino himsel...

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