“The Pearl” Essay
You will write a well-constructed essay on the novel, “The Pearl.” Select one of the questions listed
below to write your essay on. Do not forget to include quotes that will support your points in each
paragraph of your essay.
1.) Describe Kino’s character (provide 3 character traits)
2.) Describe Juana’s character (provide 3 character traits)
3.) Describe the doctor’s character (provide 3 character traits)
4.) Determine whether Kino was a good father and husband or not.
5.) Describe the nature of Kino and Juana’s relationship
6.) There are numerous examples of irony used throughout the story. Describe how the element of irony
plays a huge role in
7.) “We do know that we are cheated at birth to the overcharge on our coffins. But we survive. You have
defied not the pearl buyers, but the whole structure, the whole way of life, and I am afraid for you.”
Explain what Juan Thomas is talking about when he mentions “the whole structure” and why it is so
important to the story.
8.) Your choice. Have Mr. Thies approve your thesis.
some introductory sentences about the general topic, introducing both the novel and the idea
you will be writing about
Your thesis statement
GENERAL TOPIC (Topic sentence)
SENTENCE INTRODUCING THE NOVEL
SENTENCE INTRODUCING YOUR TOPIC (WHAT ARE YOU WRITING ON?)
THESIS STATEMENT (WHAT IS THE MAIN POINT YOUR WHOLE ESSAY WILL FOCUS
In general the Doctor is a very important person in the society that help all society with their sickness
problems. But in the pearl story it shows th at the Doctor who were in that society his character was
opposite of a real doctor. He was Greedy, Racist and Dishonest. With the people of the town.
The pearl is a story written by John Steinbeck. The story happen in Mexico (La Paz). The whole story
is about Kino and his wife and the little baby that they had (Coyotito) and the biggest pearl that kino
found from the ocean.
The doctor with no respect for human life, he uses his profession only for money. Not for helping
The doctor is the person who love money and he will work for it. And he is a racist & dishonest