The Pearl

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Symbols can be objects, people, animals or events that represent more than themselves. In John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, the readers learn the story of poor fisherman named Kino. His son, Coyotito, has been stung by a scorpion. He sets off on his small canoe, with his wife Juana, to find a way to pay for Coyotito's treatment. Later, he finds that his life changes in a drastic way after he finds what he called the “Pearl of the World”. Within the story of The Pearl there are many symbols. One of the symbols in the book is the pearl, which represents captivity. Another symbol in the book is Kino’s canoe, which represents stability. In the novella, the pearl that Kino finds is used to represent captivity. For example, in the book, Kino says “This

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