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The Pearl

The Pearl

by

John Steinbeck

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Analysis: Three Act Plot Analysis

For a three-act plot analysis, put on your screenwriter’s hat. Moviemakers know the formula well: at the end of Act One, the main character is drawn in completely to a conflict. During Act Two, she is farthest away from her goals. At the end of Act Three, the story is resolved.

Act I

Kino finds a valuable pearl.

Act II

The valuable pearl destroys Kino's life.

Act III

Kino throws away the valuable pearl.

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