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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

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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 Innocence turning to greed and how people react to another man's good fortune is the major theme of John Steinbeck's popular novella The Pearl set apparently in the early 20th century the author is rather vague on the subject in the then small sleepy town now a major city of La Paz Baja California Mexico near the tip of the astonishing long peninsula 775 miles Our main character is Kino a young poor Mexican man in his early 20's of Indian extraction living in a remote part of the uiet city on the beach in the Gulf of California or the Sea of Cortez Senor Cortes would not recognize the anglicized spelling pick your choice His under the mangroves flimsy brush house has three inside the pearl diver his wife Juana not official their first an only child a son the baby Coyotito he loves his family and the neighbors an uneducated superstitious group as destitute as he yet a great generous tribe who have been exploited for 400 years by the European conuerors A tragic almost fatal occurrence happens and the very concerned parents go on a desperate uest to see the only local doctor a rare visit they know his reputation a racist that considers the indigenous animals doesn't work for free will he treat their much cherished boy The whole neighborhood follows including his older brother Juan Tomas and wife Apolonia it is uite a sight the whole town stares at the procession mesmerized by the strange parade of the impoverished in the early morning lightArriving and the expected no money no medicine so the couple comes back home and pray for the best to Jesus or the gods Juana does both Life must continue however Kino and Juana push their old much repaired canoe that was his grandfather's into the calm warm green gulf waters swiftly jump in and paddle vigorously until they reach the pearl beds belowKino can stay under for two minutes he has a knife for prying open the oysters and two ropes one attached to a basket for the would be precious mineral and the other a rock to send the skilled diver to the bottom of the ocean uicklyIt will change the way people treat the poor Indian later his astounded friends will call it The Pearl of the World a huge iridescent object as big as a seagull's egg men have killed for less they try to cheat Kino steal deceive destroy his whole family he must leave and seek a honest person to buy the pearl in a large city Coyotito needs to go to school be baptized fine clothes for Juana get married in the Church a rifle for himself away from the evil surrounding him the happy songs will not be sung the little family walks away into an uncertain destiny the black night grows thicker and the evil will followJohn Steinbeck's wonderful fable simple in plot with a few characters involved in the story yet they are enough to articulate his views of the corruption of the individual when avarice consumes a man's soul and the endless cruelty inflicted on others to achieve his unsavory goal sad but true

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Read The Pearl doc ✓ â reflectionslisburnltd æ 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 theMfort 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 Overall it's just not very good I keep debating whether I should rate it one star or two but ultimately the Goodreads definition of the two star rating it was ok pushes me over the edge It wasn't ok; nothing about this was okThe writing style is bad though I haven't read enough Steinbeck to know whether his stilted awkward prose is just an affectation for this work in an insulting attempt to illustrate that his main characters are poorly educated or whether he is just always like this His treatment of his characters is truly awful Steinbeck strikes me as the worst kind of liberal; he's full of compassion for the circumstances of his characters but that compassion never rises above the level that any of us would have for a sick animal At least in this work he seems like the kind of person who loves the poor but only for the fact that they're poor In short he doesn't seem to think of his characters as people just creatures buffeted by terrible circumstancesAnd the moral of the story is nearly reprehensible to the extent that it makes any sense The reason bad things are happening to these poor creatures They wanted a better life Steinbeck seems to be saying don't try to do anything to improve yourselves and you certainly should never dream Be satisfied with where you are because trying only leads to failure If his moral were something like money doesn't bring happiness it would be fine but this is insidious because he never even gives his characters the option of being poor and happy His choice is a stark poor and miserable or poorer and miserable I can just see Steinbeck rewriting the Horatio Alger stories a sad poor boy tries to pull himself up by his bootstraps but the bootstraps snap and he falls off a cliff breaks his neck at the bottom and his corpse is eaten by syphilitic bearsIf you like heavy handed stories with a poor moral sense and bad writing you can still do better than The Pearl