Study Guide

The Pearl Narrator Point of View

By John Steinbeck

Narrator Point of View

Third Person (Omniscient)

With this omniscient point of view, we get the benefit of hearing multiple perspectives and opinions. The text spends a lot of time observing, reporting from a distance on the goings on of the town, but it also gets us into the heads of Kino, Juana, the doctor, and even gives us access to the thoughts of minor characters like the priest.