María Elena Marqués Essays

  • The Neighborhood Idiot By Jose Armo Analysis

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    Flawlessly expressed from former president Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort” (Brooks). In “El Tonto Del Barrio” or “The neighborhood Idiot” by Jose Armas, money enervated the joy and creativity of Romero, and because of this, his emotional freedom vanished under the financial mindset that got bestowed upon him by misguided influence. The underlying theme of money’s inability to create happiness

  • Personal Narrative Coyotito's Death

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    The sun has not risen, Coyotito is still sleeping and my husband, Kino is sleeping as well. It is time to make breakfast for my family. Arising slowly, moving silently I move to the fireplace. The song of the family is in my head but this time is being shadow by the song of evil. Moving to the firestone and like the speed of light I move to the door. But before this I make sure Coyotito is still resting and makes no noise. Without thinking of anything else but the destruction this pearl will bring

  • The Californian Community In John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

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    During the Great Depression, the United States was falling apart. There was no hiding it from other countries as they began cutting off trade with America in hopes of keeping their own economy working. John Steinbeck illustrates how the Depression affects the small, fictional, Californian community of Cannery Row through the minimalistic lives of a wide range of characters. Despite the fact that they are living in such a weakened time for America, a group of homeless men find their place in the community

  • The Pearl Symbolism

    478 Words  | 2 Pages

    The Pearl In the book entitled The Pearl, the setting is placed in a small village in La Paz. La Paz is on the coast of Baja Peninsula. The town lays on a broad estuary, and near the beach there are white and blue canoes from Nayarit. Symbols: The Pearl - At first, the pearl represents a beguiling providence. Later on it becomes a burden because, everyone envy’s Kino and Juana and people start trying to steal the pearl from them. The Scorpion- The Scorpion that stings Coyotito in chapter 1 symbolizes

  • Theme Of Greed In John Steinbeck

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    The Pearl Essay: Greed In the novel The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck, greed has a large impact on how the story flows and takes place. All throughout the story, greed is changing the way people think and the actions that they will take, regardless if that is who they truly are or not. Greed takes control over people’s minds and it changes them forever. What the author is trying to say is that greed is a powerful thing; once you come across it, you will never be the same person you once were

  • The Pearl Foreshadowing Analysis

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    Foreshadowing was a major point in The Pearl. John Steinbeck wrote his book in a way of warning you that something is going to happen later in the book, but it is almost too subtle to figure out that he is foreshadowing. There are many ways John Steinbeck foreshadowed in this book for example: his son’s name, finding the pearl, and Juana being suspicious about the pearl. Kino’s name is Coyotito. If you were to look up what Coyotito means you would find that it translates to Little Coyote. Ironically

  • The Pearl Robotic-Esque Quotes

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    A man named kino slowly turned from flesh and blood to machine and robotics. This occurred in “The Pearl” written by John Steinbeck where Kino, the main character, finds “the pearl of the world”. The enormous pearl makes thoughts about future success and wealth which then causes him to change from the once family man he was to a murderer. His son, Coyotito, and his wife, Juana, are both endangered by his foul decisions on what to do with the pearl. Juana warns him that the pearl was bringing evil

  • How Does Kino Throw The Pearl Back

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    In the novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck, ever since kino found the pearl he has noticed it brings bad luck, he keeps getting attacked for the pearl, and his family and neighbors realize the pearl is changing kinos personality. The ending of “The Pearl” would be different if Juana was able to convince kino t throw the pearl back into the water before the family leaves to go north. Thus, Kino should throw the pearl back because it brings bad luck, kino keeps on getting attacked, and kinos personality

  • The Pearl By John Steinbeck: A Literary Analysis

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    The short book of The Pearl begins with a dramatic event occurring in a family of 3 's life. The son of the husband and wife, gets stung by a scorpion and seeks medical attention. The husband, Kino sees the scorpion, hears a song of terror in his head, and then smashes it into pieces. They go to a doctor that is racist and only gives medical attention to people with money, which they don 't have enough of. The son then starts to get better, but they still think he needs medical attention so go searching

  • What Are The Similarities Between The Pearl And The Lottery

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    In the book The Pearl and the short story “The Lottery”, the topic of morals is provoked in the reader/watcher’s mind. In The Pearl, people try to steal a valuable pearl, yet in “The Lottery”, people randomly choose a member of their community to brutally murder, or stone. This makes people think of themselves, whether about money or hoping not to be stoned. In the lottery, the moral debate has to do with tradition. It is implied that traditionally, doing the lottery would cause a bountiful harvest

  • Greed As Depicted In John Steinbeck's The Pearl

    747 Words  | 3 Pages

    In the beginning, Kino spots a scorpion climbing down towards his son. However his son, Coyotito moves and the scorpion falls through the grasps of Kino and stings Coyotito. Juana his wife starts to suck the poison out while Kino calls for help. Kino asks his neighbors to go get the doctor but the neighbors say that the doctor would not come. The doctor would not come because he does not like Kino’s race. So Kino and his family go to see the doctor. When they arrive the doctor’s servant comes

  • John Steinbeck Violence And Greed Quotes

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    Wonder what can cause violence , greed. Greed can be so strong that it makes someone do things that they may have never done before or do evil and crazy things. In this book there were a lot of greed going on. In the fiction novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino and Juana child Coyotito was bitten by a scorpion. They needed their child to be cured, but they didn’t have the money to pay for the treatment. The doctor refused to help them out in less they paid him. Kino and Juana went out to find

  • The Pearl Greed Quotes

    769 Words  | 4 Pages

    In the novella, The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, the main character is an Indian man named Kino who lives in a small village by the sea. He and his race are poor and oppressed, one day Kino is pearl diving and finds the pearl of the world. He challenges society and refuses to become cheated out of getting wealth from it. He has good intentions; However, his materialistic obsession leads to the death of loved ones and chaos in the community and within his family. One of the morals of this story is that

  • Kino, A Dynamic Character In The Pearl By John Steinbeck

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    Kino, A Dynamic Character In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, A poor pearl diver’s son was stung by a scorpion. Kino, the father, was too poor to get help, so he went on a hunt to find a pearl, hoping the pearl would pay for a doctor to help his only son; however the pearl is evil. The pearl causes Kino’s life to change his relationship with family, his contentment, and his humanity. In this story Kino is a dynamic character. One way Kino changed was his relationship with his wife. In the beginning,

  • Cabaret Analysis

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    On Saturday, November 11, I attended a performance of Cabaret at Dutchess Community College. This musical is set in Berlin, 1931 Germany pre World War I as the Nazis are rising to power. It takes place in a nightclub, the Kit Kat Klub and revolves around an American writer named Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with an English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles. The cast features six major characters: Sally Bowles, the headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub, the Emcee, or the Master of Ceremonies

  • Theme Of Love And Hate In Romeo And Juliet

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    Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet is a classic love story about “two star-crossed lovers” who are battling love and hate between each other and their families. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are deeply in love, but even with all of this love, there is still a brawling hate between the two families. The Montagues and Capulets are known to be the two families who have had a long lasting feud in the city of Verona, where in this story this “ancient grudge breaks to new mutiny”. Romeo and Juliet

  • Similarities Between Macbeth And Taming Of The Shrew

    2370 Words  | 10 Pages

    LASALLE College of the Arts presents a modern adapation of William Shakespeare’s double bill. The Taming of the Shrew was directed by Stefanos Rassios and Macbeth was directed by Adam Marple. The Taming of the Shrew featured Level 2 BA (Hons) Musical Theatre students and Macbeth featured Level 2 BA (Hons) Acting students, in collaboration with the students from Diploma in Technical and Production Management. The double bill begun with The Taming of the Shrew where Rassios directed the play with

  • Intertextual Techniques In Letters To Alice

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    In your comparative study of two texts, our understanding of intertextual connections is enhanced by a consideration of each composer’s use of textual form To what extent does this view accord with your comparative study of the prescribed texts? Through intertextual connections, texts continuously provide readers with an enhanced understanding of context and key values that are shaped through the literary form, ultimately expanding upon proceeding works and generating a greater appreciation for

  • Hatred In Romeo And Juliet

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    The Seeds of Hatred “Nothing in life is promised, except death,” (Kanye West). This was the fate of the star-crossed made from the hatred between the households of Montagues and Capulets. The play is Romeo and Juliet, written by Shakespeare, tells a story of two lovers killed by hatred. Their love is planted in the soil of their kinsmen. This soil is blackened with a plague that doesn’t hesitate to kill and death shall follow. Romeo and Juliet dig deeper into this soil, so no one can see their love

  • Igor Stravinsky The Rite Of Spring Analysis

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    “The Rite of Spring” was certainly the most controversial piece of orchestral music of its time. The piece, composed by the Russian Composer Igor Stravinsky, included a great deal of uncommon musical elements. But was it really that uncommon? The world-changing ballet, “The Rite of Spring” was so controversial when it debuted in 1913, because it completely contradicted the common rhythmic and harmonic languages of the music at the time. The choreography and costumes were a main part of the reason