The Pearl

The Pearl Chapter 3

Two examples of the interjection of the narrator's personal opinions in chapter three of The Pearl?

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A town is a thing like a colonial animal. A town has a nervous system 
and a head and shoulders and feet. A town is a thing separate from all 
other towns, so that there are no two towns alike. And a town has a 
whole emotion.


The news stirred up something infinitely black and evil in the town; the black 
distillate was like the scorpion, or like hunger in the smell of food, 
or like loneliness when love is withheld. The poison sacs of the town 
began to manufacture venom, and the town swelled and puffed with the 
pressure of it. 




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