John Steinbeck's The Pearl: A Complete Guide
This book gives you a complete examination of John Steinbeck's novella, The Pearl. It analyzes the plot showing the connectedness of events, then examines the characters showing how they are fashioned and what the writer intends by them - their role. The book also discusses the various themes and the elements of style to give a total picture of the novel. The book goes further to examine how the reader of the novel should approach both excerpt and essay questions set on the novel. The book uses questions drawn from the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education - the examination through which candidates matriculate to mid-level colleges and universities. Anyone studying for a different exam should use the ideas given here as a platform for understanding the expectations of examiners, then adjust according to the length and requirements of the particular exam one is required to sit for. The book also gives a catalogue of literary terms with examples drawn from The Pearl so that the reader can easily use them in own writing. Though this book is a comprehensive guide, booklets that examine various elements such as plot, character, theme or style are available. This is in cognizance of the fact that some examiners - especially in coollege - only require students to ocus on particular elements. Many other books by the same writer are available for cross-referencing.
- Publisher: Jorges P. Lopez
- Publish Date: Dec 14th, 2023
- Pages: 156
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.36in - 0.45lb
- EAN: 9798223308997
- Categories: • American - Hispanic & Latino
About the Author
Jorges P. Lopez has been teaching Literature in high schools in Kenya and Communication at The Cooperative University in Nairobi. He has been writing Literary Criticism for more than fifteen years and fiction for just over ten years. He has contributed significantly to the perspective of teaching English as a Second Language in high school and to Communication Skills at the college level. He has developed humorous novellas in the Jimmy Karda Diaries Series for ages 9 to 13 which make it easier for learners of English to learn the language and the St. Maryan Seven Series for ages 13 to 16 which challenge them to improve spoken and written language. His interests in writing also spill into Poetry, Drama and Literary Fiction. He has written literary criticism books on Henrik Ibsen, Margaret Ogola, Bertolt Brecht, John Steinbeck, John Lara, Adipo Sidang' and many others.