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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Novel 'The Pearl' - setting

The story is set in a small Indian - Mexican fishing village community.

The locations found in the story are:

The ancient city of La Paz is situated on the southern end of the Baja Peninsula, a narrow peninsula separated from the mainland of Mexico by the Gulf of California. The wealthier Spanish-Mexicans in the town are professional people, like the doctor. The poor Indians work as servants in town. La Paz had once been a great pearl trading centre but it has a corrupt system. The town is compared ta a colonial animal because its organisation is like the organic system in an animal. News travels very fast in the town. It is modern with 'brick and plaster walls'.

posted by : Zariah Zainal


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