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John Steinbeck shows parts of his life and background in all of his novels In The Pearl he shows himself in a lot of different ways Three of them are determination hardship and success Steinbeck as a writer was a very determined person Even though it took him a long time to finally get one of his novels published he never quit along the way Kino from The Pearl is also like that He will not give up on the pearl that he finds His wife Juana is also determined Throughout the novel she always insists that the pearl is evil and will destroy then all Steinbeck also faced also of trouble as a writer He started to pursue his writing career in 1919 by attending Stanford University It wasnt until 10 years later in 1929 that his first novel Cup of Gold was published Kino also faced much hardship throughout the book First his only son gets bitten by a scorpion and the doctor would not treat him because Kino had no money Also little by little all the people surrounding Kino slowly become his enemy The biggest hardship for Kino was when his son was shot in the head and died The last thing is success Steinbeck became a very successful author Kino was successful when he found the pearl Through things turned out much better for Steinbeck than it did for Kino Those are only three of the many ways Steinbeck reflected himself in The Pearl He was reflected by his determination hardship and by his success
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