Walters' 8th Grade Blog

Every important thing I did in 8th grade, you'll find right here!

LA+ Book Reflection (The Pearl by John Steinback)

on May 17, 2013

1. What stands out to you from the book or one of our conversations? What impacted you the most?

I’d say when we had our discussions, it helped me understand the book more. I liked how the Discussion Directors talked about what they said in their groups, because it gave our class more in-depth discussion about what happened. I would say I was impacted the most by  how much Kino changed from the beginning to the end of the book. In one of our discussions we talked about how much he changed. Like how, in the beginning, Kino wanted to sell the pearl so that he could be rich and do many things for his family. But by the end of the book,  Kino had given up many of his possessions which led to killing his own son- whom he was going to send to school after he got money from the pearl. Coyotito’s death made Kino realize how foolish he was about keeping the pearl. I’m glad that in the then Juana and Kino finally gave up and threw it into the sea.

2. What do you learn from this book or one of our conversations? Why does it matter?

I learned that you need to put others before yourself, even if it means loosing someone in your family.

3. How does what you learned cause you to live, think or approach the people around you differently?

Thank God for everything you have. Don’t be greedy, but be thankful. You never know when something may happen, which could make you tempted and you may loose something/someone close to you.

2 Responses to “LA+ Book Reflection (The Pearl by John Steinback)”

  1. edeboer17 says:

    For #2 I think you’re right about putting others before yourself, but I think that if you loose someone close to you then you’re not necessarily doing that.

  2. Katherine Heeres says:

    I agree with you completely. Tank goodness God doesn’t give us everything we want.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to toolbar