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Friday, July 3, 2009

The Pearl - CHAPTER 2: THE PEARL IS DISCOVERED

1. The Beach

  • The chapter starts with a lengthy description of the beach.
  • The graceful old canoes are in the background.
  • The air is hazy and mirages hang over the beach so vision cannot be trusted.
  • Kino and Juana came to the shore and to Kino’s canoe which was the on e thing of value he owned in the world.
  • It was a symbol of security and the guarantor of his capacity as a provider for his wife and chills.
  • Juana places a damp poultice made of seaweed on Coyotito’s wound. This is a traditional cure.
  • She had prayed that they might find a pearl for which to hire the doctor to cure the baby.
  • Kino and Juana when to the sea to find oysters.

2. Under the sea

  • Kino moves cautiously in the water as she searches for oysters.
  • The Song of the Sea and the Song of the Pearl mingle in his head.
  • He saw a very large ancient oyster lying by itself and the shell was partly open and Kino saw a ghostly gleam.
  • He takes it.
  • In the canoe, Kino superstitiously opens the small oysters first and finally he cuts open the great oyster.
  • Inside lies an enormous perfect pearl , the greatest pearl in the world and he takes it in his hand.
  • Juana examines Coyotito and pleased to see his shoulder healing in response to the seaweed poultice.
  • Kino’s first closed over the pearl and he gave a great howl.

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Collection of SPM English Language Question Papers

2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
Trial
MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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