What Is the Differance Between a Pearl & a Faux Pearl?

Answer Natural and cultured pearls are organic gems formed through a natural biological process within a living mollusk or oyster. Faux pearls are created from synthetic materials which simulate the appea... Read More »

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In the book the pearl why are the pearl buyers excited about the pearl?

Because all the pearl buyers (at the time of the story) work for the same man, and who ever gives the boss for the lowset price gets payed the most.

Was the pearl evil in the book the pearl by john Steinbeck?

As evil as a non-living object can be, yes. In the book he compares the pearl to a scorpion and a malignant tumor (just to name a few). There are many strong signs that the pearl is evil in the book.

Why did John Steinbeck use a pearl to symbolize something in the book The Pearl?

Constancy. Something that can be relied upon. Something that isn't "phony".

Why did Kino and Juana throw away the pearl at the end of the book The Pearl?

Because they were happy before he found the pearl. He wanted it to be that way again. Whether or not it can be is perhaps in doubt, but... he is going to try. The Pearl brought him nothing but pain... Read More »