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Q: Literature- The Pearl by John Steinbeck ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Literature- The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: ciao-ga
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Posted: 03 Oct 2002 11:03 PDT
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Question ID: 72092
Where can I find information about the book The Pearl by John
Steinbeck.  I am looking for cliff notes, information comparing and
contrasting the characters in the book.  A critical thinking type of
site in relationship to the book.  Help
Subject: Re: Literature- The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Answered By: rbnn-ga on 03 Oct 2002 11:55 PDT
There are many Cliff's Notes - type sites discussing The Pearl, of
he Book Rags, MonkeyNotes, and SparkNotes seem to be among the most

Book Rags at contains
summaries and discussions of the characters, as well as a message

MonkeyNotes site at: .

Spark Notes ( ) also has a
detailed study guide and a Pearl message board. This site also
includes a Pearl message board (

Other information, including summary and information on Steinbeck, is
at Barron's: .
Other sites include:

The site
contains a proposed lesson plan for teaching from The Pearl, including
discussion and analysis of the characters.

The ClassicNote site contains summary
and analysis of the chapters.

The site is a
"student guide" that also discusses each of the chapters and

A Penguin reading guide site at
discusses specifically the relationship of The Pearl to folklore and

Some other links are included in the Web English Teacher at .

The site includes lists of
book notes for The Pearl.

A sample essay is at but
it isn't very good.

Search Strategy:

"pearl john steinbeck"

"pearl john steinbeck analysis"

"pearl steinbeck criticism"

"pearl steinbeck criticism analysis"

There is also a 2001 movie on the Pearl:  . I'm mentioning this because it is
sometimes interesting to compare and contrast the director's
interpretation of the characters with one's own. Unfortunately, I do
not know where to acquire a copy of this movie. There is also a 1948
film, directed by Emilio Fernandez, based on the novel; and, sorry to
say, I don't know where to find that either.

You might want to look at the hardcopy resource "Readings on The
Pearl" edited by Jill Karson, Greenhaven Press, 1999 . There is also a
CD-ROM, available, e.g., from Amazon "Pearl and
the Red Pony CD-ROM"; however, it is from 1996 and does not seem to be
very popular.

Amazon also sells a downloadable "John Steinbeck's The Pearl: A study
guide from Gales' Novels for Students".

I hope this is helpful; please do not hesistate to ask for
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