Review #194

If you like introspective questions, check out my new book club discussion questions below for some journaling potential.

Title- The Pearl

Author- Steinbeck

Rating– 3/5


Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s egg, as “perfect as the moon.” With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security….

A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man’s nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

“For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more.”

Discussion Questions:

What would you do to protect an innocent youth from danger?

Do you haggle for the price of items? Why or why not?

Do you think there’s anything worse than murder and if so, what?

What are you most grateful for in your life?

Do you have a personal item you’d never part with? What is it and why?

Have you ever found something valuable that wasn’t yours? What did you do and why?

How do you feel bitterness and resentment plays into relationships?

Do you believe in luck? Good luck or bad luck? Why?

What are the dangers of greed?

When has been a time you couldn’t tell the difference between good and evil? Or right vs. Wrong?

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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