An analysis of the gulf of california and kino in the pearl by john steinbeck

Later in life, Steinbeck was good friends with a young man who lived in the Florida panhandle named Jack Rudloe, the founder and managing director of Gulf Marine Specimen Laboratory in Florida. His education and research facility is nestled off the thready highway that cuts through the sleepy fishing town of Panacea, located on the Sunshine State's Gulf Coast. Rudloe is an outspoken conservationist, marine naturalist, and gifted collector.

The Pearl The Plot: A new day begins and Kino awakens next to his wife Juana intheir simple hut which is made of brush.

Kino is happy andcontent with his life despite the family is very poor.


He watches the sunriseand listens to the sounds of the morning. During he watches the sunrise hehearsthe Song of the Family in his mind. The Song of the Family or the Songof Evil, which occurs later in the play, are songs who play in the mindsof theIndian people in this story.

These ancient songs have been passed fromgeneration to generation and they start to play in the minds of the Indianpeople when good or evil things happen. But suddenly a disaster happens, because apoisonousscorpion stings Coyotito. Juana takes her child immediately and sucks out thepoison.

Juana tells Kino to get the doctor, but this is impossible, because ofthe class distinction between Indian people and Spanish people. Kino also has nomoney, to pay the doctor for his treatment.

When the neighbourhood gets to know about their plan, they join Kino andJuana walking to the doctor. But as supposed, the doctor denies to examineCoyotito, because he family owns no money.

Therefore Kino is in rage and heangrily punches the door. Thenthey push the canoe into the water and paddle together to the oyster bed whereKino fishes and searches for pearls.

An analysis of the gulf of california and kino in the pearl by john steinbeck

A short time after Kino started todive, he finds a large oyster in which is a great and perfect pearl. It seems, that the poisonis leaving the body of the child. Kinois screams very loud, because he is so happy now, and this loud screamingattracts the other fishers and divers and they come to his canoe to look whathas happened.

Because Kino is a rich man now, the other people are enviousof him and he becomes an outsider. In the following night he is even attacked bya thief, who wants to steal the great pearl.

And the people become interested inKino, because they want his money. The priest comes, because he needs money forsome repairs of the church and even the doctor claims now, that the son of thefamily, Coyotito, is a patient of him.

He even visits Coyotito a second time and claims then, thathe won the fight against the death. Later in the night Kino is attacked a second time by a thiefin their hut. Kino is wounded in the fight and Juana begs Kino now to throw thepearl away, because she feels it is evil and it will destroy the family.

ButKino refuses, because he wants to realise his dreams. The next day Kino tries to sell the pearl to pearl buyers inthetown, but they only offer him a very small amount of money. They know, thatthe pearl is worth a lot, but they want to buy it very cheap and pretend that itis no good.

Kino is very angry about this and says that he willsell his pearlin the capital, because he wants to get a fair price. In the evening, Kino is attacked again, but he can chaseaway the attacker.the pearl ch 2. STUDY.

An analysis of the gulf of california and kino in the pearl by john steinbeck

PLAY. an inlet of the sea mexican version of the Gulf of California. Sea of Cortez. What is a pearler. pearl divers. Kino can hold his breath under water for. over 2 minutes. The canoe protects the family from. starvation.

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Animal Imagery: "He put back his head and howled" Steinbeck gives Kino animal characteristics. The two approach the gulf, and Kino, who now sees the image of Coyotito with his head blown off in the pearl, throws it into the ocean.

Setting Edit Steinbeck began writing the story as a movie script [3] in , and first published it as a short story called "The Pearl of the World" in Woman's Home Companion in December [4]. Watch video · John Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck Kino finds the largest pearl he’s ever seen on one of his dives.

which describes marine life in the Gulf of California. John Steinbeck’s Wives and. The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck, first published in It is the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver, who discovers an enormous and valuable pearl.

The novella explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and John Steinbeck. Kino finds a valuable valuable pearl destroys Kino's throws away the valuable pearl.

Trivia Steinbeck was a major in marine biology at Stanford University—until he dropped out. The Pearl is a novella by American author John takes place in the 's.

The name of the main character is Kino, who lives with his wife Juana in La Paz, Mexico. Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor pearl diver, gathering pearls from the Gulf beds that once brought great wealth to Mexico's Spanish diving now provides Kino, Juana, and.

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