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The Song of the Pearl

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Jonathon Gardner

on 13 November 2013

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Transcript of The Song of the Pearl

Songs of The Pearl
The Song of the Pearl
The Song of the Family
The song "Carry on" by Fun is a perfect representation of the song of the family from John Steinback's novel The Pearl. I believe this because they both empower. In "Carry on" Fun sings "My head is on fire but my legs are fine. After all they are mine. Lay your cloths down on the floor, close the door, hold the phone, show me how no one's ever gonna stop us know." This both figuratively and literally relates to the song of the family because Kino hears it when he is about to kill the hunters while he is naked and he is thinking how he must do this for his family and he can not die. Both "songs" also show the literary device of simile. For example in the pearl it says "the song of the family came behind him like the purring of a kitten." This is a simile because it compares the purring kitten using like. similes can also be found in "Carry on" for example "The cars were cutting like knives in a fist fight." This simile is comparing cars with knives. "Carry on" is truly the right fit for the song of the family because it brings forth strength even when times are hard which is how Kino used the song of the family.
Song of Evil
"Russian Roulette" by Rihanna is a shockingly accurate representation of the song of evil from John Steinback's The Pearl. This is because they both involve fear for facing what is ahead. In "Russian Roulette" Rihanna sings "And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
Said I'm terrified, but I'm not leaving" This perfectly describes the scene were the song of evil is playing in Kino's head as the spicoron hovers over Coyotito. Kino is extremely frighted and confused just like the song depicts. Both "songs" show the literary device hyperbole."And you can see my heart beating You can see it through my chest." This is a hyperbole because it is a complete exaggeration. "now the evil music filled the night, hung over the mangroves, skirled in the wave beat" This is also an exaggeration because the song may be in Kino's mind it was not truly affecting the surroundings. "Russian Roulette" has the perfect lyrics for the song of evil which is about evil, but also fear.

My Song
The song "Titanium" by David Guetta is my song of motivation because it gets me excited. Its very up beat and happy and helps me when I am upset. Especially when he sings "Shoot me down but i won't fall i am titanium." It is really happy and empowering to me. Whenever i ear this song i want to get going in a way it gives me energy.
The song "Royals" by Lorde is an accurate representation of the song of the pearl from John Steinback's novel The Pearl. It is this way because they both bring thoughts of wealth and change. In "Royals" Lorde sings "we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams, but everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your time piece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash." This example is similar to the song of the pearl because when the song is thought of Kino is imaging all the things he could get with the money the pearl will provide. Both "songs" also show imagery. For example "And the beauty of the pearl, winking and glimmering in the light of the
little candle, cozened his brain with its beauty. So lovely it was, so soft, and its own music came from it- its music of promise and delight, its guarantee of the future, of comfort, of security." This shows imagery because it gives you a clear picture of a beautiful pearl and a bright future with a nice house and other objects of desire. Similarly in "Royals" Lorde sings "gold teeth. grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom. Blood stains, ball gowns, Trashin the hotel room". This is imagery because you can imagine all the clearly. "Royals" is a perfect substitute for the song of the pearl because the both get the same idea across, wealth brings changes.
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"Rihanna - Russian Roulette." YouTube. YouTube, 04 Dec.
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"Fun.: Carry On [OFFICIAL VIDEO]." YouTube. YouTube, 24
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"Lorde - Royals (US Version)." YouTube. YouTube, 18 June 2013. Web. 12 Oct. 2013.
Steinbeck, John. The Pearl. New York: Penguin, 1945. Print.
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