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The Pearl Free download Ë 100 ò Like his father and grandfather before him Kino is a poor diver gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the kings of Spain and now provide Kino Juana and their infant son with meager subsistence Then on a day like any other Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s eMfort and of securityA story of classic simplicity based on a Mexican folk tale The Pearl explores the secrets of man’s nature greed the darkest depths of evil and the luminous possibilities of lo. This is a deceptively simple Mexican fable It's written by Steinbeck so of course it's written beautifully The story is pretty straightforward poor uneducated peasant finds monster pearl and now has everything previously denied to him within his grasp Or does he SPOILERS AHEAD Kino is happy despite his poverty and his low position on the social scale He and the other natives in his village are under the control of the wealthy Spanish people who have taken up residence in the nicer part of town The wealthy Spanish people live comfortably in their brick and plaster houses exercising an iron control over the laws and economics of the town while Kino and his ilk live in brush huts Kino however is happily married to Juana and they are both content in their relationship and with their beloved first born son Coyotito The serpent enters their tropical Eden in the form of a scorpion that stings the baby a possible death sentence When the Spanish doctor refuses to treat him because of their poverty Kino goes pearl diving laboring under tremendous emotional agony He finds a large obviously old oyster and it yields a magnificent pearl the pearl of the world It is at this moment when Fate drops a fortune into Kino's hands that his real troubles beginOkay so as we follow Kino through the increasing complexity of the problems that develop as a result of his ownership of this pearl many issues are raised What exactly is Steinbeck saying The old adage Be careful what you wish for comes to mind and is certainly apropos I have read that some see this as a critiue of capitalism and the American Dream Certainly Kino seems to have achieved the American Dream when that pearl drops into his hand But that dream his good fortune is ruthlessly hunted and destroyed piece by piece by faceless individuals who could be anyone his friends his neighbors or the greedy members of the wealthy community So Steinbeck could be saying that the American Dream is a myth that the system is stacked against those who need it the most What about capitalism Under the principles of capitalism Kino should have been rewarded for bringing such a rare desirable object into the marketplace Instead it is treated with contempt by those who should have been most interested in acuiring it In reality true capitalism was never really at play There was no competition; the market was controlled by one person So is Steinbeck saying that capitalism too is a myth That human corruption will always interfere with the free and unimpeded flow of the marketplaceGreed is condemned in all forms and everyone seems to feel it After the news of Kino's find circulates various people all start calculating how his profits can personally affect them The doctor belatedly hurries to the side of the baby eager to charge exorbitant fees for his assistance; the priest begins to mull pressuring Kino to donate to the church for repairs; and even the town beggars begin to anticipate Kino's generosity to them But is Kino guilty of greed as well Is he reaching for too much demanding too much of life He is certainly punished for attempting to have I teach my students that in order to determine the themes of a text you look at what happens to the main characters By any interpretation the themes of this story are bleak Either Kino allows the pearl to give him delusions of grandeur that cause him to attempt to fly too close to the sun and like Icarus tumble to his doom or Kino is an example of how a poor uneducated person has no chance of prevailing against the system and bettering his life in any way Not only will he not be permitted to move up but he will be severely punished for the attempt I personally believe it is the latter theme that is best supported by the text but I don't believe it is a true statement about the condition of the American Dream in our country today While breaking free of poverty is difficult to do and is a complex issue I do not believe that people attempting to do so are faced with certain defeat as Kino was There are people who accomplish it so it is doableSteinbeck like Charles Dickens used his writing to fight fiercely for the rights of the poor and downtrodden and I think that the enduring nature of their works are a testament to how very effective they were

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Like his father and grandfather before him Kino is a poor diver gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the kings of Spain and now provide Kino Juana and their infant s. Steinbeck does it again All my experiences with his writings have been fantastic Every word every description every plot point every twist perfectThe Pearl is very short but very amazing It is a tale of greed and how people around wealth or who come upon sudden wealth are affected Many of us think our life would be perfect if we won the lottery but I think all of us could benefit from the lessons in this storyI picked this book now because I am on vacation in Hatteras NC and the locations along the sea seemed like they would blend well with my surroundings I was correct Many key scenes occur at or in the ocean and reading this while my toes were in the surf added so much to the atmosphereDo yourself a favor and take a uiet afternoon get away to somewhere a beach if possible and read The Pearl Your literary senses will thank you

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The PearlOn with meager subsistence Then on a day like any other Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s egg as “perfect as the moon” With the pearl comes hope the promise of co. In the town they tell the story of the great pearl how it was found and how it was lost againAn amazing piece of literatureBeautiful wordsJohn Steinbeck's The Pearl is a simple story about simple people with beautiful words A must read