The Pearl

The music songs and Oppression

I have 3 questions to ask , please reply me as soon as possible , thanks !

1.Give an example of how Steinbeck shows that Kino's community is poor .

In the novel , Steinbeck describes how the church beggars cuold judge how poor Kino's was "...[They] looked quickly at Juana's old blue skirt , saw the tears in the shaw , appraised the green ribbon on her braids , read the age of Kino's blanket and the thousand washing of his clothes andd set them down as poverty people..." ( page 13 )

2."And the music of the pearl rose like a chorus of trumpets in his ears " (page 28). Using other examples in Chapter 3 , explain how "music" is used in the text to describe the feelings of Kino ? Do you think "music" has a wider significance in the novel ? ( Yes ) Explain your answer

3. In this chaper , there are a number of references made to how the people in Kino's community are oppressed and aloso how they see no way out this situation . Chose 3 examples and explain how they illustrate this oppression and /or inability of Kino's community to improve their situation.

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Kino lived in a brush village all the people that live their are either pearl divers or fishermen. The huts are simple one room shacks. The clothing is simple clothes probably handme downs.


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