8th Grade Bellwork: December 17th • Copy the passage exactly as it is. • Edit the passage and correct the errors it contains. • The great pearl symbolizes many thing and some of • this things contradict each other on horrific ways. Kino • see hope for an better future in the pearl but Juana • discover the crushing reality of abusive subjugation in • the pearl. Juanas struggle is described when Steinbeck • write, “… now, in an instant, Juana knew that the old • life was gone forever- page 78.”
7th Grade Bellwork: December 17th • Copy the passage exactly as it is. • Edit the passage and correct the errors it contains. • There is a sad irony about Ponyboy’s reward for his heroic actions at the burning church, for it is possible that he and Sodapop will be taken from Darry. Of this Steinbeck writes “The meaning of that last line finally hit [Ponyboy]. “…they’re thinking about putting me and Soda in a boy’s home… page 108”.