English 11 “That ranch we’re goin to is down there about a quarter mile. We’re gonna go in an’ see the boss. Now, look I’ll give him the work tickets, but you aint gonna say a word.” Prejudice plays a significant role in Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. In many instances, characters are pushed aside. Some characters who are pushed aside are Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Lennie. Prejudice destroys people’s lives. In the novel, Curelys wife is discriminated because of her gender. During this time period, women are basically nothing to the men on the ranch. Steinbeck does not even give her a name. This woman is just simply known as “Curley’s wife.” For example, Curley attempts to find her in the bunkhouse and says “you seen a girl around here.” In addition to that, nobody even wants to speak to her as the men would like to talk and have discussions with other guys and men as they show prejudice towards her. The idea of prejudice can single handily ruined Crooks life on the ranch a living nightmare. Since Crooks is of the African American decent, he was placed in a small shed. This shed had isolated him to sleep and stay at night. Unfortunately, he was separated from everybody else on the ranch. When Crooks attempts to show self-pride, Curley’s Wife immediately shuts him down. She says “listen n*****”. On top of being judged, Crooks was kicked in the back by a horse. That is why he is now a hunched back and does not have much going for him in life. The life of Lennie was ruined for him by him being mentally slower than others. He was impacted by the act of being discriminated for his amount…
Challenge Language Arts 4
21 November 2014
The Pearl: A Classic to Last the Ages
Literature has been a pastime of humanity since its very invention. As long as there have
been books, there have been people to read them. But some books stand out amongst all others.
These books endure the test of time, we call them classics. John Steinbeck's, The Pearl,
undoubtedly deserves it's status as a classic.
This novella has a myriad of themes and lessons, but a few pop…
English Essay, Mr. Ferrara
is a phenomenal novel that shows the dangers of greed. Through
his strong writing, Steinbeck emphasizes the central theme of greed by writing about how people
that are considered to be people of prestige and honor are filled with greed after learning about
the pearl, and how the personality and actions and of the protagonist himself change.
When nature gifts Kino, the protagonist, the “pearl of the world” he expects everyone to…
version is not suitable, in terms of wording, for use in a final, formal essay.
1. The songs in The Pearl by John Steinbeck are really Kino’s emotional, mental, and physiological responses to events and people with whom he must deal.
(Kino’s emotional, mental, and physical responses to events and people in The Pearl are represented or symbolized or emphasized by the songs throughout the story.)
2. John Steinbeck’s The Pearl illustrates how unexpected fortune can cause changes with which an…
Core Values Essay
In the book the pearl by John Steinbeck, Juana displays the core value “pietas” which is loyalty. The way she displays it is never giving up on those she loves and cares about. Also by sticking by their side, and helping them through the good times and bad. The actions she displays that show pietas was, sticking by Kino’s side and helping him through the good times and bad. She also showed pietas to her son and family and son because…
This Essay will discuss the use of symbols in the novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck. In this novel there are many themes explored. These include the destructiveness of greed, how love can give someone great courage and strength, knowledge is power, but a power which can be abused, and how a dream is good until it starts to destroy the things of value in a person’s life.
The destructiveness of greed is shown when the doctor comes to Kino's house and heals Coyotito after Kino has found…