The Pearl

Chapter 5 Find ways the natural elements (weather, sand vegetation) are personified, why does Steinback do this? how does it add meaning?


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The figurative language of nature represents the unnerving and tense tone of the chapter. Kino and Juana's life is falling into chaos and the weather personifies this.

The weak moon was losing its light and
the clouds thickened and curdled to the southward. The wind blew
freshly into the estuary, a nervous, restless wind with the smell of
storm on its breath, and there was change and uneasiness in the air. ch 5