Demonic Pearl

In: Novels

Submitted By doubleln
Words 413
Pages 2
Demonic Pearl
“Man is the cruelest animal.” –Friedrich Nietzsche Pearl is the daughter of an adulterer thus explaining why her personality is not like any normal child. There are a multiple ways to describe Pearl but, I feel that the word, “evil” is best fitting. The evil of Pearl can be shown through what she has to say about God, her reaction to the children, and the way she treats her mother. Hester had asked Pearl if she was truly her child, in which Pearl replied with a yes. Hester said that she was not her child and that she was sent from thy Heavenly Father. No other child in the Puritan time would say what Pearl had to say about God. Pearl answered, “He did not send me! I have no Heavenly Father!” This shows that Pearl is quite demonic considering the time she lived. If anyone besides Hester had heard what Pearl said, she would have most likely been terribly punished. Some ways Pearl reacted to the children were understandable while others were questionable. Because her mom was isolated from society, so was Pearl. When Pearl and her mother would go into town the children would make fun of her because they knew what Hester had done. Pearl would throw stones and yell back at them to protect herself. At home Pearl always plays games with toys in which she destroys everything. She is compared to a witch in both the way she interacts with other children and the way she plays.
Pearl loves her mother and sometimes treats her with affection and tenderness. However, at other times she taunts Hester and seems to take pleasure in causing her distress. Pearl danced on graves and after doing so she put burrs on Hester’s scarlet letter. This tells me that she knows

of her mother’s sin and wants to let her know that she does. Pearl also gets into this certain mood where nothing Hester does can persuade her to act the correct way. When Hester tried to teach…...

Similar Documents

Pearl Harbor

...The Pearl Harbor Attack Japan is smaller than California, with half of the population, why did japan attack Pearl Harbor? Pearl Harbor is an American naval base that is located in Hawaii. Japan had felt that the United States wanted to keep the world divided into two halves, America and Europe against the Japanese and East Asia. Due to several major events that happened between the United States and Japan, on December 7th, 1941 Japan attacked an American naval base. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because of the League of Nations, the stop of their oil supply, and Japan wanted to expand. First, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because of the League of Nations. The League of Nations was an organization that was created by American president Woodrow Wilson to help solve the world’s future problems. “Many nations joined, including Japan. Surprisingly, the United States did not join” (BE). Due to the United States lack of wanting to become involved in the world problems, the United States Senate did not have the United Sates become a part of the League of Nations. “Some Japanese leaders were quite shocked and disappointed” (BE). Since America had created the League of Nations it was expected for them to have joined, but because they did not, the organization was not very effective. As a result, Japan had a reason to dislike America resulting in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Second, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because the United States stopped giving Japan oil. The United States gave......

Words: 427 - Pages: 2

Pearl Harbor

...December 7th, 1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor On the morning of the seventh of December 1941, during the time of WWII, the United States was awoken by a surprise strike attack by an unknown force. The Naval Base in Pearl Harbor was attacked by the military forces of Japan. This attack essentially led to the United States’ involvement in the Second World War. During this time, Japanese aggression was consuming different parts of Asia and the Japanese military wanted to continue to grow. The United States, however, wanted to prevent further Japanese expansion by placing embargos that crippled their forces. The Japanese did not agree with the actions taken by the United States and decided to make some counter actions to end the United States’ involvement in foreign affairs. Soon, the Japanese planned a surprise attack against the United States’ Navy. In order to properly surprise the United States, Japan had to prepare for a long time, knowing that the United States’ government was on constant alert. In late November, Japanese military force began their journey across the Pacific Ocean, towards the Naval Base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The strike force consisted of six aircraft carriers, nine destroyers, two battleships, one light/two heavy cruisers, and three submarines which had to be secretly transported across the Pacific without being detected. On the morning of the seventh of December, the Japanese reached their location a few miles north of the island and at around......

Words: 2086 - Pages: 9

Character Analysis of Pearl

...The Character of Pearl Pearl is a major character in the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Even though she is a young child through most of the book, she plays a very important role. Pearl asks many different questions throughout the text that make the adult characters even question themselves. She is more perceptive and more honest than anyone in the rest of the book. Without Pearl, “The Scarlet Letter” would not be as successful as it is. Pearl is supposed to be an average child, but she is also there to help us realize things we might not have seen on our own, and to symbolize sin and guilt. When we first meet Pearl, most of us realized that there was definitely something special about this little girl. She has a special insight into things in the book that I would have never noticed without Pearl. Hawthorne uses Pearl in a special way to reveal that Dimmesdale has something to do with the scarlet letter. Pearl is not used to being around a lot of people, so when she accepted Dimmesdale so openly it helped the readers realize who he truly was. It says “Pearl, that wild and unpredictable little elf, crept over to him. She took his hand in both of hers and laid her cheek against it.” (92) This is a kindness that most little girls would only share with a family member, such as their father. There is also other information that Pearl gives to reveal to us that she knows who her father truly is. When Hester and Pearl come across Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale on......

Words: 836 - Pages: 4

Pearl Bear

...Administración de Tecnologías de la Información LIDERAZGO Y COMPORTAMIENTO ORGANIZACIONAL ANALISIS DEL CASO PEARL BEER Profesor titular: Dra. María del Socorro Jaqueline Marcos de Khan Profesor tutor: Mtra. Aracely Sánchez Martínez EQUIPO | Jesús Gabriel Banda Durán | A01306338 | Bernardo Alberto Gross Urrego | A01305563 | Helman René Jaramillo Valderrama | A01304913 | Jesús Israel Orta Puga | A00504029 | Lydia Raquel Vera Reza | A01302768 | Mayo, 2010. Contenido Resumen del caso. 3 Problemas de motivación encontrados en Wayne. 4 Problema de Pertenencia a la Organización. 4 Problema de Prestaciones. 4 Problema de Seguridad en el Trabajo. 4 Problema de Capacitación en el Trabajo. 4 Problema de Falta de Recursos de la Organización. 4 Solución a los problemas. 5 Solución al Problema de Pertenencia a la Organización. 5 Solución al Problema de Prestaciones. 5 Solución al Problema de Seguridad en el Trabajo. 5 Solución al Problema de Capacitación en el Trabajo. 5 Solución al Problema de Falta de Recursos de la Organización. 5 Plan de Acción Basado en la Industria Cervecera en México. 6 Objetivos. 6 Estrategias. 6 Acciones. 6 Conclusiones. 6 Bibliografía. 7 Resumen del caso. Este caso analiza la situación de la compañía distribuidora de Cerveza Pearl, teniendo como actor principal a Wayne Johnson y Secundaria a Jan Williamson, recién administradora de la......

Words: 1767 - Pages: 8

Pearl Harbour

...Atacul de la Pearl Harbour Cauzele ofensivei japoneze. Japonia, țară tradiționalistă, consevratoare a valorilor trecutului, trece printr-un proces de modernizare în timpul împăratului Meiji (1868), ajungând să reprezinte singurul factor din afara spațiului european și american, ce ridica pretenții din punct de vedere industrial. O serie de cuceriri fără înfrângeri întâresc credința poporului în armată, care treptat preia controlul politicii interne/ externe. Astfel, între anii 1904-1905 japonezii câștigă războiul cu Rusia, iar în 1914, în calitate de aliat al Angliei, își vor extinde controlul asupra teritoriilor Tsing-tai și Shantung, împreună cu insulele Marshall, Caroline și Mariane, devenind astfel puterea predominantă pe latura vestică a Pacificului. O nouă etapă este declanșată de refuzul englezilor de a reînnoi alianța. Fiind acuzați de tendințe expansioniste, japonezii vor fi limitați de măsuri legislative demarate de americani – în 1924 asiaticii sunt exluși ca imigranți. Tot acum, britanicii își manifestă dorința de a construi o bază navală în Singapore, acest act fiind interpretat ca demers împotriva tării nipone. Criza economică din anul 1929 ridică probleme japonezilor, care consideră expansiunea drept singura metodă de a liniști poulația – în 1931 vor invada Manciuria, transformând-o într-un stat aliat, Manchuko. Cum Liga Națiunilor și Statele Unite nu recunosc japonezilor ocuparea acestui teritoriu, aceștia din urmă decid să se retragă......

Words: 943 - Pages: 4


...Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II.[1][2][3] Contents [hide] 1 History 1.1 19th century 1.2 Naval presence (1899-Present) 2 See also 3 References 4 External links History Pearl Harbor was originally an extensive deep embayment called Wai Nomi (meaning, “pearl water”) or Puʻuloa (meaning, “long hill”) by the Hawaiians. Puʻuloa was regarded as the neighbor of the dolphin god, Kaʻahupahau, and his brother (or father), Kahiʻuka, in Hawaiian legends. According to tradition, Keaunui, the head of the powerful Ewu chiefs, is credited with cutting a navigable channel near the present Puʻuloa saltworks, by which he made the estuary, known as "Pearl Lake," accessible to navigation. Making due allowance for legendary amplification, the estuary already had an outlet for its waters where the present gap is; but Keaunui is typically given the credit for widening and deepening it.[4] 19th century See also: History of Hawaii Pearl Harbor in the 1880s. During the early 19th century, Pearl Harbor was not used for large ships due to its shallow entrance. The interest of United States in the Hawaiian Islands followed its whaling and trading ships in the Pacific....

Words: 980 - Pages: 4

The Pearl

...novella, “The Pearl”, by John Steinbeck, the two main characters Kino and Juana go through many life changing moments. From the scorpion bite to their child, to the destroyed canoe, every event in this book leads to another. The three main events that this story is based on are the scorpion bite, the finding of the pearl and Kino murdering the mysterious man in the night. If one of these events had been modified the story would have been completely different. The first main event that had a great impact on the story is the bite of the scorpion to baby Coyotito. when the baby is bitten by the poisonous scorpion Juana starts pray for the babies safety while Kino run to get a doctor to help with the baby. When Kino finally gets a hold of the doctor he refuses to help them because they had no money to pay him for his services. So Kino and Juana had to take the ill baby out to sea to search for pearl to receive money to pay for a doctor. Which leads us to the next event. The second main event is the finding of the pearl. Kino got to the place where the oysters lived went underwater and reached for the biggest oyster he could set his eyes on. When he got back to the canoe to open the oysters he collected he opened the biggest on first. The oyster finally cracked open and Kino and Juana were amazing my the size. The pearl was huge, it also did a strange thing! It seemed to have healed the baby of the scorpion bite. The family returned back to their home and the news of the pearl......

Words: 765 - Pages: 4

Pearl Harbor

...Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. When WWII breaks out in Europe, America chooses not to join but they train nonetheless. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." Later, Roosevelt decides to retaliate against Japan and Colonel Doolittle is placed in charge and asks Rafe and Danny to join him and they accept knowing that the chances of them coming back is slim. But things between them are still tense. When lions roared It all started out with uneasy alliances between three of the world's great leaders -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston Churchill (Bob Hoskins), and Joseph Stalin -- as they met in 1943 for the Tehran Conference, in which they discussed the Allied drive against Germany and the possible postwar relationship between the three nations. Tehran Conference was the meeting place in Tehran, Iran and was the first between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. The goal of the meeting was to plan jointly for the overthrow of the Nazis. Key Points in conference: 1. An agreement was made......

Words: 682 - Pages: 3

The Pearl Greed? Pride? Fear? Make a case for one answer and provide references from the novel to back your position up. John Steinbeck, in his book “The Pearl”, showed us the history of Kino’s family. They faced a hard situation in which his son was stung by a scorpion and they didn’t have money to pay a doctor. Then, they found a big pearl and they would try to sell that to get money. In my opinion, this is the moment in which the history started to become hard for the Kino’s family because the feeling of greed and ambition drove Kino. After Kino finds the pearl, he just think in get a lot of money selling that. He also wishes in stay in a good financial situation. A passage that describes this is when Kino says “We will have new clothes” and “A rifle, perhaps a rifle”. The ambitions guide the man for always want more and more. Kino didn’t accept the low price that dealers offered, maybe he could take that money and pay a doctor for Coyotito but he didn’t, he was just thinking in money. Another factor that drove Kino was the greed for wealth. In the story, he did everything to don’t lose the pearl, until kill people. Before he gets the pearl, there was a family feeling, but after just a wish for materials goods. A passage that describes this is when the Kino’s wife, Juana, says “This thing is evil…This pearl is like a sin! It will destroy us”. I think the moral of the history is that wealth is benignant for human; however is no a simony of......

Words: 313 - Pages: 2

Pearl Habor

...Outline Thesis: The attack on Pearl Harbor was a shock to the world, yet was no surprise to FDR’s administration, for he needed an excuse to push his country into war. I. Introduction A: What happened at Pearl Harbor? B: Who / When / Where II. Japan’s reason A: Trade agreements U.S.A and Japan. B: Japan and American relations. III. FDR’s conflict A: Representative of American people. * Need to stay out of war. B: Global leader * Pressure to join the war. IV. U.S.A enter the World War2 V. Conclusion Pearl Harbor is located in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. On Saturday, December 6, sailors, soldiers, and pilots at Pearl Harbor enjoyed their weekend liberty. No one knew what would happen the next day. Early Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese navy. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a shock to the world. At 7:00 a.m. soldiers found a large number of the planes coming from the north on the radar screen, but they thought that the fleets were U.S. planes flying back from the mainland. Moreover, the planes were so low above the roof tops and somebody saw the orange-red emblem of the Rising-Sun. That meant the Japan army. Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson, author of Pearl Harbor Child, reports that: “ We heard the sound of low flying planes, then almost immediately, a loud explosion, followed by more planes passing directly over our house”(15). Moreover, many U.S military were sleeping, eating breakfast or......

Words: 1376 - Pages: 6

Pearl Harbor

...Pearl Harbor This essay centers on the devastating event of Pearl Harbor and its events possible implications. Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. The Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese on Sunday, December 7, 1941 brought the United States into World War II. The causes behind the attack resulted from a long chain of events which travels back to the 1930s, when Japan took on a military development in China. For various reasons, America has not like japans action, not tried deterring them. According to Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential office papers (1933-1945), limited support was provided to the Chinese government. In the year 1940, Roosevelt Shaw offed the strong power of America as a country and shifted one of its fleet near Pearl Harbor. Being a diplomat, he addressed the situations of Japan to be tense. Upon Japan’s seizure of the southern French Indo-China in July 1941; Roosevelt was prompted to inflict economic sanctions on Japan, critically depriving Japan of oil imports. The Japanese military dependence upon America’s oil resulted as Japan had to decide from the two options; resolving the problem through diplomacy or by extracting oil sources from Southeast Asia. These both actions guaranteed to meet American opposition. The presidential office papers (1933-1945) also indicated that Japan was underhand preparing for a coordinated and cunning spell of attacks on the Pacific Rim while on the surface it is planning to......

Words: 590 - Pages: 3

Demonic Males

...According to the United Nations Human Rights Office, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has killed about 60,000 people. In Sudan, the Janjaweed Militia have killed at least 250,000 men, women, and children. In refugee camps, the Janjaweed Militia “attack towns, villages, and refugee camps, kill the men and boys, rape the women and girls, and poison the wells. Their goal is to replace these African peoples with Arab herders.” In the Democratic Republic of Congo the dead range from three to five million. (Genocide Watch) This type of violence is occurring as I write this paper. Syria, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo are all male dominated cultures. The book Demonic Males, by Richard Wrangham and Dale Peterson, makes a strong case that human violence, especially in males, is biological. Wrangham and Peterson do a nice job presenting evidence of our link to the great apes. The authors also prove that apes are capable of premeditated acts of violence. Psychologists believe human behavior is 50 percent biology and 50 percent culture while traditional conception of human behavior maintains that people are good or bad, depending on familial and cultural influences. When people do bad things, it is because they came from a dysfunctional family, or they have psychological issues. When culture is responsible for violent acts, a traditional conception is that the culture has the wrong belief system. This culture’s belief system is wrong because it differs from the norm. The......

Words: 1167 - Pages: 5

The Pearl

...Essay Topic Discuss the effect of the pearl on Kino and the townfolk. 1. INTRODUCTIONIt helps to think of the introduction as having three parts- a) a general statement or background about the issue in the topic , b) an outline of various possible arguments c) a clearly indicated viewpoint or opinion | In John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl” Kino and the townfolk were deeply affected by the discovery of the pearl. The pearl had negative effect on people. It brought out evil, greed and jealousy. This was evident in the change of attitude towards Kino from the priest and the doctor. Further example of the effect of the pearl was shown in the way Kino was treated by the pearl dealers. The effect of the pearl was also revealed in the change of Kino. It led to the great tragedy of the family. | 2. BODYA good method to use for the body is the so-called TEEL method:T=topic sentence, E= expansion or explanation,E= example or evidence, L= link | To begin with, people changed their attitudes towards Kino after he found the pearl. The priest was one of them. He was well respected by Kino and his people as he was considered to be the representative of God, and therefore the most powerful person in town. The priest, however, abused his power and people’s trust. He did nothing to help Kino and his family when they were poor. For example, he didn’t marry Kino and Juana in the church. Neither did he baptize Coyotito. When the baby was stung by the scorpion, he......

Words: 888 - Pages: 4

The Pearl

...Have you ever wished for something valuable, to get you out of a difficult situation? Yet, when you have it, you wish you never wished for it in the first place? Well, The Pearl written by John Steinbeck is a parable, a story that teaches a moral lesson. The focus of this novel is on a poor Indian family. The family consists of three members: Kino, a husband, father, and fisherman, Juana, his wife and loving mother; and Coyotito their infant son. This indigent family lives in a small brush hut along the Gulf of Mexico by the town of La Paz. One day a scorpion bites Coyotito; a scorpion sting can be deadly to a baby. Kino and Juana are very worried over the health of their baby; therefore, they hope to find a pearl worthy enough for the doctor’s payment to the doctor to treat Coyotito. With luck on their side, Kino finds a pearl the size of a seagull’s egg; he calls it “The Pearl of the World.” This novel like others is centered on a major theme; the theme of a literary work is defined as the main idea, concern or purpose about life that the author wants to convey to his or her reader. John Steinbeck in his novel The Pearl reveals the vital theme of Kino and his family’s struggle with greed and ambitious, meanwhile they had already had everything they needed it. Yet illustrates the readers a valuable lesson the character learn thought out the struggles Kino and Juana go through. Thanks to their desire on materials, they never needed in the first place. This major theme of...

Words: 951 - Pages: 4

The Pearl

...• ESSAY: Analyse the setting of “The Pearl”: Is it of major or minor importance? What effects has it on the characters? The analysis of the setting of any story poses a question: Is this setting significant to the story? In the case of “The Pearl”, it is decisive as well as constructing due to the fact that it provides us with the perfect background to understand the vital messages the story conveys. Firstly, concerning place, on the one hand, the Mexican Indian village (La Paz) where the story is set, adequately represents human desires, plans, and motives to form civilization. On the other hand, the time, possibly late nineteenth or early twentieth century, illustrates the scene of that time: colonial society’s oppression of native cultures. Secondly, it is not random the fact that the writer chooses a specific landscape: the natural world, which makes the setting more suitable for the story as for its role to parallel the human world. This reflects both the natural world’s innocence (Kino’s innocence at the beginning of the novella) and the natural world’s darker qualities (the struggle Kino experiences at the end). Apart from that, the descriptions of the sea exemplify the fact that life is a battle for survival from which only the strongest remain alive. Thirdly, the setting undoubtedly exerts considerably influence on the characters selected, especially the main ones. In the first place, Kino’s belonging to a native tribe, which after the......

Words: 448 - Pages: 2

OMG Planet Plus rozdaje Xboxa.png | Safári na África | Being Ian