Next, we watched the last 20 minutes of the 1948 film version of the novel.
Then, we wrote about and discussed the ending of story. The writing and discussion prompts were as follows:
What did you think of the ending of The Pearl?
Why do you think Steinbeck ended the book that way?
How was the film similar to and different from the novel?
We discussed student responses to these questions, and then I handed out your homework. It consists of a news article with some response questions. It is attached below.