THE PEARL REVISION ESSAY QUESTIONS (BY JOHN STEINBECK)
When they found the Pearl of the World, Juana and Kino are excited and hopeful of a better life. Write an essay to show what happened to Kino’s life after the discovery. - The pearl by John Steinbeck
When Kino finds what is considered the greatest pearl, he believes life will be so good for his family. He plans to sell it and use the money to pay for a church wedding for himself and Juana, to send his son Coyotito to school, to buy the family new clothes, buy a new harpoon, buy a rifle and a lot of other things unfortunately, all these dreams and expectations are killed by the extreme selfishness that drives most of the towns people to want the pearl for themselves. (Accept any other relevant introduction)
Symbolism is a useful tool in story telling because it helps the author add a deeper meaning to the story.
Kino views the pearl as the blessing of a lifetime. At first the pearl is a symbol of freedom. Kino and his family could finally be freed from the oppression of poverty and a meagre existence. This means beautiful wedding for his wife and education for his son.
THE PEARL GUIDE
The Pearl (about this tutorial)
Below are the Essential Questions, Theme Topics (Motifs), Thematic Questions, and Key Literary Terms that we will use for our analysis of The Pearl. These questions, theme topics, and terms will guide our discussion and analysis during this unit, so it is important for you to be familiar with them as you read. Use this overview to help guide your annotations and read through the background information before you read the novel.