The Pearl

give me an example of flashback from the story

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Are you sure you don't mean foreshadowing? I'm having trouble recalling a flashback.

no i mean flashback i know its hard i can't find it either

A flashback usually involves the narrative shifting to a different time period. I don't see this in the story.

yes true thanks anyway

A flashback occurs when he first sits outside in the sunrise and thinks "And the rhythm 
of the family song was the grinding stone where Juana worked the corn 
for the morning cakes. "  "The town lay on a broad estuary, its old yellow plastered buildings 
hugging the beach. And on the beach the white and blue canoes that came 
from Nayarit were drawn up, canoes preserved for generations by a hard 
shell-like waterproof plaster whose making was a secret of the fishing 
people."  "Kino's grandfather had brought it from Nayarit, and he had given it to 
Kino's father, and so it had come to Kino. It was at once property and 
source of food, for a man with a boat can guarantee a woman that she 
will eat something."

Are these equivalent to flashbacks?


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