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A classic novella about the fallacy of the American dream, THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When ...Show synopsisA classic novella about the fallacy of the American dream, THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When Kino, an Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana in church and their little boy, Coyotito, will be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with haunting and lyrical simplicity, THE PEARL sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.Hide synopsis
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Shows evil for what it is, as well as the influence evil has on people. Very sad, however....typical Steinback fatalism. A strong and powerful book, but not the type of book you want to read if you're reading to relax or enjoy yourself.
John Steinbeck really seemed to love to build up his character's hopes and then dash them. A simple diver finds a flawless pearl one day in a clam. In this beautiful pearl he can see his family's future. His son will have an education he will be able to provide a real home for his wife and son. But ...
Despite it's place in the library of classic American literature, I can't in good conscience recommend Steinbeck's "Pearl". While the writing is as good as any Steinbeck tale, the themes in the "Pearl" are a little too black and white. Good and evil are clearly defined and their influence and consequences ...
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