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Help with a hook / Rules of Society in the book Pearl by John Steinback


RedSoxGirl33 1 / -  
Aug 7, 2009   #1
I have to write an essay for my english class about rules of society in these four books: Lord of the Flies, Summer of My German Soldier, When the Legends Die, and Pearl. I understand the rules of society in three of those books, but i can't figure out what they are in the Pearl. Can someone please help me? Thanks.

EF_Simone 2 / 1,986  
Aug 7, 2009   #2
Think not about the rules of the society of pearl divers and others of their social class, but of the wider society in which this class exists. What are the rules of that society? How do those rules shape the lives of the protagonist and his family?
crystal15 - / 2  
Feb 6, 2010   #3
the pearl by john stenibeck: help with a hook

what would be a good hook for the pearl by john stenibeck..?
plz help
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,334 129  
Feb 7, 2010   #4
If you don't show some effort before getting help, it is too much like we are doing your work for you. You should suggest some ideas first and initiate a discussion about narrative hooks and the themes covered by Steinbeck.

Maybe if you describe the theme of the story for people who have not read it, the will be able to suggest ideas! Also, remember that the way you hook the reader's attention should be based on the theme of your essay. So the real question is this: what should the theme of your essay be?
crystal15 - / 2  
Feb 15, 2010   #5
the theme of the essay is about greed
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,334 129  
Feb 16, 2010   #6
So, if you have read an analysis of the pearl, and if you have read the book itself, you will see that it involves a particular kind of greed. Is it like greed you are guilty of? Is it greed that is similar to greed we see in the world today? You need something meaningful to say.

First you need to think of the main idea of your essay. If the theme of the book is about greed, the theme of your essay might be a particular observation about a particular kind of greed illustrated in the story.

When you know the theme for your essay you will be able to come up with a clever observation about it that will hook the reader's attention.
parparpar - / 1  
Oct 27, 2011   #7
help with hook on the pearl

i am having a hard time finding or creating a hook and i need help.
Rashad 3 / 8  
Oct 29, 2011   #8
make a survey on network:)
monamona 7 / 10  
Oct 29, 2011   #9
As Rashad has said the best path is surf through the net.
Best Wish


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