The Treasure Of Lemon Brown Research Paper

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People often talk about how they feel a certain way about something and then they change the way they feel about it. Both The Pearl by John Steinbeck, a fictional story and the short story “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers are about this. The Pearl is about a man named Kino who finds a pearl, then his wife Juana says that it is giving them bad luck and he needs to throw it back into the ocean. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito then try to go to the capital to sell the pearl but Coyotito dies, so they do not end up making it there. Kino and Juana go back home and Kino throws the pearl back into the ocean, Kino then learns what is more important in life. The story “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” is about a boy named Greg who wants to play basketball but he can not because his father said that if he has bad grades then he can not play. Greg gets angry and then goes into an abandoned apartment and meets a man named Lemon Brown. Lemon Brown tells Greg a story and Greg has a different thought about his father and about life. Greg and Kino begin…show more content…
“Greg pushed the button over the bell marked “Ridley” thought of the lecture he knew his father would give him, and smiled” (Myers 26). This is important because Greg understands that his father is right and his father just wants the best for him. This is also important because Greg now knows that his father is looking out for him. “And Kino drew back his arm and flung the pearl with all his might. Kino and Juana watched it go, winking and glimmering under the setting sun” (Steinbeck 89). One can see by this that, Kino finally realizes what is most important in life when Coyotito dies. In addition, Kino eventually sees that the pearl is not everything in life, family is. The two characters finally resolve what they need to when they see what is important in

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