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Assignment Topics

  • John Steinbeck and the Mexican folktale
  • Pearls and diving for pearls
  • Scorpions and scorpion bites
  • Poverty in Mexico
  • Culture and life in La Paz, Mexico
  • Human greed
  • Imperialism and racial superiority
  • Colonialism as symbolized by the doctor
  • Symbolism in the novella


John Steinbeck biography (American National Biography Online)

Steinbeck’s The Pearl as Marxist Critique of Capitalism  (International Journal of  Humanities and Social Science)


Pearls and Diving for Pearls

Culture and Life in La Paz, Mexico

Colonialism as Symbolized by the Doctor