The Pearl

The Pearl is a novella by John Steinbeck. Ask questions about the characters, themes, motifs and many more subjects to do with this novella.

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What are a group of pearls called?

it's a String of Pearls

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What does the rifle symbolize in the book 'The Pearl'?

The rifle symbolizes a deep change in Kino's character. At first, Kino seeks to buy medicine for his sick son, Coyotito, with the money that would come from sale of the pearl. However, his wealth sparks his greed, and he seeks to destroy those who would steal from him rather than protect his son.

On a more abstract level, the rifle can be seen as symbol for society's propogation of greed.

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What is John Steinbeck known for?

Jogn Steinbeck is best known for writing The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. You should read them both. they are very good

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Why did John Steinbeck use a pearl to symbolize something in the book The Pearl?

The symbolism of the pearl is wealth.

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Where is Kino compared to an animal in The Pearl by John Steinbeck?

in the beginning with the scorpion. and when he hits his wife

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What is the theme in The Pearl by John Steinbeck?

Courage and Dignity

Where wealth can destroy a man (that is almost a direct quote from the novel)

Where wealth can cause unwanted friends

When you have a chance to do a good deed, do it

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Is kino fool or hero in John Steinbeck's the pearl?

a hero

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When does John Steinbeck's the pearl take place?

It takes place in the early 1900s.

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How many pages is the pearl by John Steinbeck?

its has 90 pages

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What do you do after you get defog in pearl?

U go to celistic town past the psyduck

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How is the pearl cauing misfortunes to kino in the book the pearl?

the pearl is the antagonist. it causes everything to go wrong, it makes everyone in town jealous that he found such a great pearl. by everyone being greedy and jealous, people attack him and try to cheat him several times

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What song does kino hear in chapter 2 of the pearl?

i only know 1, and its the song of the pearl that might be. google on, and see if you can find the other 1! hope this helped! (:

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Why does Kino equate the pearl with his soul?

it is all that he has left and feels he needs to prove himself as a man therefore he will fight until he has nothing left. he considers the pearl as his soul because of how important it is to him that it has almost become a part of him now and he will fight and do whatever he can to protect it

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What was Kino's wife name?

Juana.
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Lord of the Flies- Chapter 4 -What is the significance of the title Painted faces and Long Hair?

The boys painting their faces is kind of like wearing a mask or becoming another person and it's easier to do bad things when you're someone else, therefore they become more savage.


The painting of faces, as well as the effects mentioned above, also indicates how Jack and his hunters are embracing the more primative and violent side of their nature, they are actively becoming savages. The long hair by contrast refers to Ralphs distaste for his long hair, dirty skin and dirty clothes. It shows his rejection of the progress towards savagery and his desire to retain what little remains of the trappings of civilisation.

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Who is Juan Tomas in the pearl?

Juan tomas is Kino's brother. He also has a wife named Apolina.

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What are examples of irony in the pearl by John Steinbeck?

-SAME AS #3 (at the end, the trackers think Coyotito's cry is a coyote and it is situational irony)

-the pearl was to be sold to give Coyotito a future, but it ended up killing him and it is situational irony

-SAME AS #1 (the trackers don't know that the cry is coming from Coyotito, not a coyote and this is dramatic irony)

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What time period and and setting did the pearl by John Steinbeck take place?

The setting of The Pearl is La Paz, Baja, California on the Gulf of Mexico.The time period is 1930's.

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What role does family play in the book the pearl by John Steinbeck?

The family role in this story is very important. The family lives in a miserable society with korruption. It is a little village by the sea with very big poverty. The houses are made by brush, and the inhibitants are poor native people. The inhibitants ar

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What inspired John Steinbeck to write The Pearl?

Steinbeck wrote The Pearl based on his personal convictions, and based the story on the biblical parable of a 'pearl of great price.'

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Why did Eric Blair change his name to George Orwell?

Eric Blair (aka - George Orwell) changed his name in 1933 - his new pen name stressed his deep and lifelong affection for the English tradition and countryside - George V was monarch at this time and the River Orwell (located in the County in which he lived) was one of Eric's favorite visiting spots. he was bored of his other name,i mean come on,who likes that name?

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Why did John Steinbeck use the symbol the canoe in the pearl?

because it symbolized the mutual love that Kino and his grandfather had before it was broken Hope this helps! =)

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How do you get arcucus in pearl?

Go to the Serebii.net,then look to the left,under the video game,then press on diamond & pearl.After that look to the right side and find The arceus factor and there will be some info about arceus.

okay, hears the REAL answer. you ether need action replay or go to a nentendo event. so you need the heavens pipe or azura flute. go to the top of the peak (where you caght dialga/palkia) and the azura flute/heavens pipe should be making a strainge noise, blow on it and stairs should appear, at the top, arceus should be there!

transform arceus by giving him the spoky plate, fire plate, water plate, ect. and transform him into any type of Pokemon!!!

P.S you need to have the national pokedex and defeat the Pokemon league to use the azura flute/heavens pipe.

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What page is the word Bulwark on in The Pearl by John Steinbeck?

It was at once property and source of food, for a man with a boat can guarantee

a woman that she will eat something. It is the bulwarkagainst starvation.(page 19)

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How do you unlock mystery gift on diamond?

on the 2nd floor of the Jubilife TV tower in Jubilife there is a guy next to a girl. Talk to the guy. As the 1st answer put "Everyone Happy" and as the 2nd put "Wi-fi Connection". He says he will pull some strings. Save and turn off. Turn on. On the front menu there will be Mystery Gift. Have fun with Pokemon Diamond! seaofblack

it really works!!!!

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