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The Songs Of The Pearl

This Prezi is dedicated towards "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck, and shows the songs in which Kino hears throughout the story.
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Mya Diggs

on 17 March 2016

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Transcript of The Songs Of The Pearl

In
The Pearl
the Song Of The Family is an important part of the story. This song in Kino's mind is about Juana, Coyotito, and himself, his family, so I thought that Forever Young by Rod Stewart was a good song. This song reminds me of MY family, so I thought it would be a really good example. A quote from this song is, " And may sunshine and happiness surround you when your far from home. And may you grow to be brave, dignified and true.And do unto others as you'd have done to you. Be courageous and brave, and in my heart you'll always stay, forever young." In
The Pearl
, Kino is brought closer to his family, all because of a pearl. Both Kino and Juana are hurt by this adventure, but definetly are close as ever to
each other.
The Song Of The Family
In The Pearl, Kino has a song especially for Coyotito. Kino wishes for Coyotito to go to school, learn, and read giant books. I thought the Reading Rainbow song was a good pick for this. A quote from Reading Rainbow is," Butterfly, in the sky, I can go twice as high, take a look it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow!"
I thought that this was a good pick because Kino wants Coyotito to go to school, and read, and learn. In The Pearl, it says, "" My son will read and open the books, and will write, and will know writing. And my son will make numbers, and these things will make us free because he will know and through him we will know." And in the pearl he saw himself and Juana squatting by the fire in the brush house, Coyotito reading from a great book." This evidence shows
why I picked this song for the
Song of the Book
The Song Of The Book
The Song Of Evil
In The Pearl, The Song Of The Pearl is the most important song of the book, in my opinion. I thought that Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is a good song for this category. A quote from the song is, " Too late, my time has come,Sent shivers down my spine,Body's aching all the time.Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth." This connects to the book because in Chapter 5 it says, "Greedy fingers went through his clothes, frantic fingers searched him, and the pearl, knocked from his hand, lay winking behind a little stonein the pathway. It glinted in the moonlight." This evidence supports how The Pearl is slowly causing conflict in Kino's life, and supports my choice for the Song Of The Pearl
The Song Of The Pearl
The Songs Of The Pearl
by Mya Diggs, Alana Fesili, and Jakeline Magana
The Song Of The Pearl( ending )
I think that in this song, a good match would be good is Superstition by Stevie Wonder. I chose this song because in one verse, it says," Rid me of the problem, do all that you can. Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin strong. You don't wanna save me, sad is my song. When you believe in things you don't understand, you suffer, superstition ain't the way." This connects with The Pearl because when Kino and Juana get rid of the pearl, they want their problem to be gone, and in the beginning of the book, they didn't really understand the pearl, but in the end they suffered from it's curse.

For the Song of the Evil pops up many times during the book, but I think that besides the Song Of The Pearl, it's the most important song in
The Pearl.
A perfect match in my opinion for The Song Of the Evil is actually called The Song Of Evil by Saxon. A good quote from this song that supports The Song Of Evil is when it says in the second verse," The smell of death surrounds you, how can you hide your shame? Can we stop this nightmare before it starts again?"
I thought that this would support me because in the book, Juana and Kino have the smell of the death of Coyotito around them, so that fits in, and they are shamed and embarrassed because of the death of Coyotitio, so that also fits in, but the most important thing in this verse is when it says,"Can we stop this nightmare before it starts again?" And Kino is trying to get rid of the pearl,( the nightmare ) before it starts all over and ruins his family even more, but the pearl's evil will always be with him, because it already happened, and it seems to be a permanent curse, because everybody will remember this conflict....Kino vs. The Pearl. On page
The Song Of the Enemy
In The Pearl, Steinbeck adds The Song Of The Enemy to Kino's mind. This particular song represents the enemy of Kino and his family. The song that I chose for this category is called, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." by Pat Benetar. A quote from the song is,"Hit me with your best shot,Fire away. You come on with it. come on. You don't fight fair,that's okay, see if I care Knock me down, it's all in vain I'll get right back on my feet again." I thought this quote would be a good example because Juana gets pushed around by Kino and he kicks her and punches her, she doesn't really care, and excepts it. But then she gets back up of the floor like nothing happened and respects Kino. This evidence supports my pick of song for The Song Of The Enemy
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