The Pearl

By: Leah Kralovetz

Song of the Family

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Family Man By: Craig Campbell

They're a world my world revolves around
My sacred piece of solid ground
The flesh and bone that gives me strength to stand
They are a fire in my drivin on
The drive behind my comin home
The livin, breathin, reason that I am
A family man
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"Family Man": Song of the Family

In The Pearl, Kino hears the song of the family whenever he is with his wife, Juana, and son, Coyotito, as they go about their daily lives in their brush house. As he watched Juana and Coyotito, the book states, "In Kino's head there was a song now, clear and soft, and if he had been able to speak of it, he would have called it The Song of the Family." (pg.2) So as you can see, the Song of the Family represents peacefulness and gentleness for Kino,
Like the Song of the Family, "Family Man" by Craig Campbell is similar to it. Craig Campbell sings about his family being his world and a very important part of his life, just like Kino thinks of his family. He also sings about his family giving him strength. He sings about how his family is the reason he is a family man because his family is very special to him, much like how Juana and Coyotito are special to Kino.
Craig Campbell - Family Man (Official Music Video)

Song of the Pearl (begining)

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"Happy" By: Pharrell Williams

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
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"Happy": Song of the Pearl (begining)

In The Pearl, The Song of the Pearl in the begining of the story is a triumphant and happy song. When Kino finds the pearl, Coyotito who had gotten stung by a scorpion noticeably starts to heal and get better. Kino wants to sell the pearl and use it for many things. He wants to use the money so he can marry Juana, educate Coyotito, buy new clothing, and buy a rifle. The Song of the Pearl in the begining of the book sympolizes joy and happieness.
The Song of the Pearl in the begining of the book is similar to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. In the Song "Happy," Pharrell sings about being happy. When Kino finds the pearl, Kino is very happy and relieved. He sings, "Clap along if you know what happieness means to you." Kino has always wanted to find a pearl like the pearl he has found so, he knew that finding this pearl would make him happy.
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

Song of the Pearl (end)

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"Demonds" By: Imagine Dragons

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
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"Demonds": Song of The Pearl

In The Pearl, The Song of the Pearl at the end of the book is not a triumphant song like in the begining of the book. "And in the surface of the pearl he saw frantic eyes of the man in the pool. And in the surface of the pearl he saw Coyotito lying in the little cave with the top of his head shot away. And the pearl was ugly; it was gray, like a maligant growth." (pg. 89) Whenever Kino looks into the pearl at the end of the book, he sees terrible things. The song he heard at the end is described as Distorted and insane. As you can see, The Song of the Pearl at the end of the book isn't a happy song for Kino.
The Song of the Pearl at the end of the book is similar to the song "Demonds" by Imagine Dragons. In the song "Demonds," they sing about how everyone has something to hide. Also, in the song it says, "Don't get to close, it's dark inside." This reminds me of the pearl because at the end of the story, it talks about how when Kino looks into the pearl he sees evil and bad things.
Imagine Dragons - Demons (Official)

Song of the Enemy

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"Wake Me Up" By: Avicii

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can't tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start


So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn't know I was lost
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"Wake Me Up": Song of the Enemy

Kino hears the Song of the Enemy after he didn't sell the pearl to the pearl buyers. As he was layin in his bed, he could sense something was going to go wrong. "In his head he only heard the dark music of the enemy." (pg. 55) Then right after that, someone tried to break into their brush house. The Song of the Enemy symbolizes enemies in Kinos life.
The Song of the Enemy is similar to "Wake Me Up" by Avicii. In "Wake Me Up," Avicii sings, "Feeling my way through the darkness, guieded by a beating heart." This relates to The Song of the Enemy because while Kino is laying in bed, he has to get up in the darkness and try to find the person who is breaking into his brush house. Avicii also sings, "Wake me up when it's all over." I think Kino feels that he wishes all of this commotion about the Pearl would be over.
Avicii, Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up (Official Video)

Song of Evil

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"Long Black Train" By: Josh Turner

There's a long black train comin' down the line,
Feeding off the souls that are lost and cryin'.
Rails of sin, only evil remains.
Watch out, brother, for that long black train.
Look to the heaven's, you can look to the sky.
You can find redemption staring back into your eyes.
There is protection and there's peace the same:
Burnin' your ticket for that long black train.
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"Long Black Train": Song of Evil

In The Pearl, The Song of Evil is heard by Kino when the scorpion is going to sting Coyotito. It is a song that shows evil in Kino's life. The scorpion is evil because it is going to sting Coyotito. "It sensed danger when Kino was almost within reach of it."(Pg. 5) Right after that scene, the scorpion lifted its tail and Kino could see its stinger. The Song of Evil symbolizes the evil of the scorpion.
The Song of Evil is similar to "Long Black Train" by Josh Turner. Josh sings, "There's a long black train comin' dow the line." That is similar to when the scorpion is comming down the ropes of Coyotito's hanging basket. The next line, "Feeding off the souls that are lost and cryin'." relates to The Song of Evil because the scorpion then stings Coyotito. "Long Black Train" is about evil and the devil, just like what the scorpion represents.
Josh Turner - Long Black Train

Song of the Book

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"Counting Stars": Song of the Book

I feel something so right
By doing the wrong thing
And I feel something so wrong
By doing the right thing
I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive


Lately I been, I been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Yeah, we'll be counting stars

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"Counting Stars" By: One Republic

The Song of the Book is a bittersweet song. The good parts about the book is when Kino and his families life is very calm and peaceful. Also, when they first find the pearl. The bitter parts of the book are when Kino murrders a man. Also, when he hurts Juana and when Coyotito dies. The Song of the Book represents a good life changed to a bad one.
The song, "Counting Stars" by One Republic has a few things in common with the Song of the Book. In the song "Counting Stars," One Republic sings, "Latley I've been, I've been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be." This is sinmilar to The Song of the Book because Kino is dreaming about all this stuff he wants to make his life better. Sometimes, it would even keep him up at night.
OneRepublic - Counting Stars