Character Analysis of The Great Ensemble Scene - Chapter Four of The Pearl.
- This chapter is the great ensemble of the book, like a Hollywood production or a Broadway musical -- everyone in La Paz comes out to watch the great performance of Kino’s journey to sell the pearl. The genre here is social justice.
- How many characters from Chapter 4 can you list, and what roles, locations, and descriptions do these characters represent, inhabit, and carry? Example: The old man on his stalwart nephew’s shoulders represents aspiration; he is located at the threshold of rich and poor, and he physically rises up on his family member’s shoulders to catch a glimpse of a key to justice: the pearl.
- Pick characters for the Character Directory, and re-read closely for the character assigned, taking notes on your character only.
HW Eng: Re-read chapter 4 with an eye for character - each one on the Character Directory- and put a check mark next to each character as you find them. There will be a reading quiz on Chapter 4 at the end of class tomorrow, and reading/re-reading tonight is the best way to prepare for the Chapter 4-related questions I will ask you to write about in complete sentences and with complete detail.