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A review of The Pearl by Rustyy

A review of The Pearl

Rustyy

By Rustyy (created: 16/08/2018)

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One of my new freshmen asked me about The Pearl by John Steinbeck, which I had never read, and that was all it took. This novella resembled Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath in the sense that it had me completely captivated from start to end. I hungered for every word. Steinbeck always has the reader rooting for his protagonists. In The Pearl, one of those was Kino, a poor Mexican peasant, who is presented a double-edged sword in the form of an exquisite and rare pearl. It seems to enhance his intellectual capacity as he ventures forward to provide his son Coyotito opportunities never imagined. His wife Juana, from whom he gathers his strength to endure the hazards and obstacles of such a dream, is that quiet, suffering, tough-as-nails, model of humanity whose station in life as a poor woman is destined to follow her husband's lead regardless of her own misgivings.This book haunts me with sorrow.

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The Pearl

The Pearl

John Steinbeck

Kino is a desperately poor Mexican-pearl diver. But when he finds 'The Pearl of the World' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his ne...


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