The Pearl by John SteinbeckLike 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 egg, as “perfect as the moon.” With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security…
A 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 love.
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“The Pearl” by John Steinbeck
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After the phenomenal success of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck should have enjoyed the fame, the wealth, and the Pulitzer Prize this book brought to him. But the public spotlight made him uneasy. In , as he considered the personal impact of his prosperity, Steinbeck began The Pearl. The story is of Keno, a poor fisherman who finds a great, luminous pearl. Although he is sure the fortune it represents will solve all his problems, Keno eventually realizes that the pearl has marked his life forever. The Pearl is a moving tragedy, written in language that is simple yet eloquent. This video explains how to use the paintbrush and pencil tools.
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