Archetypes in the pearl by john steinbeck

Eliot is a poet who exemplifies it, where they throw so much at you, so many images and so many pictures that are all individually beautiful, not necessarily interconnecting, but they just come at you and they come at you, and all the way through it your head is spinning, and you think, 'oh, I'm not understanding this, why am I not understanding this, am I stupid? You're left with something beautiful.

Archetypes in the pearl by john steinbeck

The news spread to the priest who thinks that it would be good to have that wealth for the church. The thought of the pearl makes the doctor dream of Paris again.

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Their job is to get the Indians to give over their pearls for less than their actual value by working together with the other pearl buyers in the city. Because there are three pearl agents, it seems that they are in competition for the pearls, but they all actually work for one man and in this way they are able to cheat the locals out of their pearls for very little money.

Kino is the only thing that stands between them and the pearl and so he becomes their enemy without his realizing it. That night with his neighbors gathered round, Kino looks into the pearl to see which of his dreams it will grant.

He says that he and Juana will be married in the church; they will all have new clothes; and perhaps he will buy himself a rifle. But the grandest dream in the surface of the pearl is an education for Coyotito.

If Coyotito could read what was written in the great books, then his family could not be taken advantage of anymore because of their lack of education. The neighbors listen to the plans of the pearl with reverence and realize that whether fortune or misfortune follow Kino and his family from now on, time will be dated according to the pearl.

Juana tells the priest that they are planning to marry, and he is satisfied that they will do good things with their newfound wealth. He leaves and the neighbors disperse to their homes for supper. Kino feels very alone and vulnerable because the pearl has pushed him toward a new experience; it has forced him to make plans.

A plan once made and visualized becomes a reality along with other realities -- never to be destroyed but easily to be attacked. The doctor returns to his home and eats supper while he waits for the powder to kick in. While the doctor is gone, Kino wraps the pearl in cloth and buries it in a corner of the hut near a post for safekeeping.

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Soon Coyotito suffers stomach cramps like those he might have had from the scorpion sting, had much poison gotten into his blood. The doctor returns eventually and gives Coyotito another potion to end the cramping. He asks Kino how he will pay for the treatment, pretending that he does not know about the great pearl.

As the neighbors assure the doctor that Kino will be a rich man because of the pearl he found, the doctor offers to keep the pearl safe for Kino.

Kino declines, but the doctor watches his eyes, expecting them to look toward the place where the pearl is buried. Evil 4 When everyone leaves the hut, Kino digs up the pearl and buries it under his sleeping mat.

He tells Juana that he is afraid of everyone and he feels an isolating hardness come over him; Kino is becoming wary of everyone. He awakes that night because someone is in the hut, and when he attacks the intruder who was digging near the side post of the hut, he is hit in the head.

Juana warns Kino that the pearl is evil, and that it will destroy them. She tells him that they should throw it back into the sea before it brings any more evil to them, but Kino refuses.

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Juana insists that the pearl will destroy Coyotito as well, but Kino hushes her and tells her that they will sell the pearl the next day and the evil will leave them. As the morning creeps in, Kino digs up his pearl and looks into it.

Archetypes in the pearl by john steinbeck

It holds within it the promise of peace and security, and he smiles. Because she loves her husband so much that he has become a part of her, Juana smiles with him, and the sun rises upon a day of promise for Kino and his family.Student Companion to John Steinbeck Cynthia Burkhead Westport: Of Mice and Men, and The Pearl, or vivid and dynamic, as in The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, and East of Eden, she shows how a consideration of literary archetypes, like good versus evil and the evil mother figure, provides useful insights into East of Eden.

Steinbeck's preoccupation with archetypes, however, is very much in evidence even with such a book as The Winter of Our Discontent; for Ethan, Mr. Baker, Ellen, Marullo, and others are themselves protagonists in an ancestral drama-a drama not set in New England alone, but .

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Analysis of the pearl by John Steinbeck (page 40 – 50) THE WORRIEDNESS OF KINO TO LOSE THE PEARL A long page 50, John Steinbeck told about the worriedness of Kino to lose the pearl, in the page 40 I see that there Kino, archetypes are not something people usually stop to think about and relate to while watching a movie, but when I was.

The Pearl a novella by John Steinbeck Monitor Evaluate Monitor Predict Summarize Question (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr CHAPTER 1 Draw a picture or list the three most important things that happen in this chapter Monitor Evaluate Monitor Predict Summarize Question (cc) image by nuonsolarteam.

The first time I read The Pearl by John Steinbeck was in junior high. It was the book that made me hate symbolism. All I can remember is my teacher going on and on about the pearl of great price—a litany that landed with such a thud in my heart that I decided never to study literature lest I come to hate books.

John Steinbeck's The Pearl was written "after the war" and was probably completed in or It was originally published in a magazine entitled Women's Home Companion in

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