Is it possible for Kino and his family to rise up and out of the systematic oppression of La Paz?
Character and theme analysis: Chapter 4 of The Pearl
Studying the character directory - take notes for different characters
Study for the quiz: talk though some of the potential quiz questions, read notes and/or do reader theater. The potential quiz questions are here:
- Minor characters play a critical role in Chapter Four, an ensemble performance. Choose one minor character. What’s one word that you would use to describe the role that character plays? Prove this is indeed a good word to characterize that person.
- Is it possible to get a fair price from the pearl dealers in town? Please explain.
- Sticking to one’s lot in life is a major emphasis in the town. Explain how this injustice has been perpetuated with details from the chapter.
- What do the pearl dealers conclude about the pearl Kino has found? Why have they come to this conclusion?
- Where does Kino pay for his ignorance -- his lack of understanding and education -- in this chapter?
- One rises out of poverty through knowledge and justice, not riches. Support this claim with a detailed example from chapter four.
- If you were Kino at the end of chapter four, what would you do with the pearl: sell it to the town dealers and take the money, throw it back in the sea, or go to the capitol to sell it for big bucks? Please use a detailed example from the chapter to support your opinion.
- Irony is a problem or inconsistency with what one expects to happen and what does happen. What is one example of irony in this chapter?
- Juana is a strong character. Using a detailed example from Chapter Four, prove this is true.
- Is Kino doomed to tragedy? Support your claim with a detailed example from the chapter.
Write in complete sentences and complete detail for the quiz.
HW Eng: Read your choice book for 30 minutes and bring it to class tomorrow.