One might assume Kino finally realized that Juana was right when she told him earlier that the pearl was bringing their family evil. After releasing the pearl, Kino and Juana stand for a long time watching the beautiful nature in front of them (90). This behavior resembles the appreciation Kino has for nature in the beginning of the story before the pearl comes into his
The doctor couldn't help, but what really destroyed them is when they found The Pearl (Of The World). ¨Kino deftly slipped his knife into the edge of the shell,¨ the story reads in Chapter 2. ¨……Kino lifted the flesh, and there it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon……It was the greatest pearl in the world.¨ (525) From then on, their lives were taken away from them. Kino became greedy (starting in Chapter 4) for the money and power that radiates off of the Pearl. Juana never liked the Pearl, especially now that it has made Kino hallucinate and become
Kino’s greed for wealth clouds his judgement. According to Bruce E. Levine, “...greed is now gradually increasing, which will inevitably make money the center of society’s thoughts, decisions and activities” (Levine 1). Kino’s greed to obtain the wealth he thinks he deserves alters the pearl from a sign of hope to a definite sign of human destruction to himself as well as the people around him, unlike his wife, Juana, most likely because due to gender and thought process. Kino’s wife, Juana, got caught up in the pearl as well, however, she knew morality ever since the beginning of the book; “For whatever reason, women seem less likely to succumb in this way – their appetites for these drug- or money-induced ‘highs’ seem to be lower than men’s, on average at least” (Robertson 1). Juana would never get caught up in the pearl and let it change her, she just saw her husband at the worst and most violent point in his life when he took her for granted and abused her when trying to protect the pearl; “Her arm was up to throw when he leaped at her and caught her arm and wrenched the pearl from her” (Steinbeck 59).
As he moves on in the story he adds “But kino and juana did not know these things. Because they were happy and excited they thought everyone shared their joy…. ( 23). Kino and Juana was very happy that they found the pearl so they could afford to help their baby. This shows that kino started to become different once he was attached to the
After Kino went out, Kino found the Pearl of the World the size of the seagull's egg. The neighbors started to crowd and followed Kino around. The hunters were even going to track down Kino for the pearl. In conclusion, people would do anything, even risking their own life to get something they selfishly want. Kino was very attracted to his pearl because it provided him with wealth and power which made him a very corrupted person.
He always wanted a rifle something that no one in his village has ever gotten a gun and now he really is looking forward to it. Someone is not exactly liking the way that things have turned out, Juana. At one point she tried to throw away the pearl but got stopped by Kino. Kino ended up hitting her and knocking her to the ground. Juana could not believe that the pearl had made him do such a thing.
In both stories , both of the main characters lost sight of the values of family and their good intentions . In “ the Treasure of Lemon Brown “ Greg runs into the night to escape his dad and studying , but after a change conversation he sees what his dad wants for him and the love behind it . In The Pearl Kino values a pearl more than his family . but after losing his son he sees the true evil and sin that which is represented . Then finally in the end , one thing people as a whole should never lose sight of their families and that no matter what they do they have good intentions
The following are some of the quotes he wrote in his book five rings: 1. “There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter”. Five rings musashi believed that everything exists and nothing outside yourself. 2. “Think lightly of yourself
In The Pearl, Kino struggles to provide for Juana and Coyotito. I think that Kino was so persistent to keep the pearl because he knew that with it, he would be able to send Coyotito to school and have a real wedding with Juana. With the pearl Kino felt that he could protect his family. In the end, the pearl ended up tearing apart the very thing he was trying to protect, his family. Similarly, in Of Mice and Men, with George’s strong intent to protect Lennie, he was forced to kill Lennie.
The Pearl not having a specific time of when it took place, is about two parents, Kino and Juana, poor like George and Lennie, attempting to pay for a doctor’s appointment for their child (Coyotito) who received a scorpion sting with an abnormally large sized pearl but having the misfortune that they get an unfair estimate on the value of that said pearl. Ultimately leading to them throwing the pearl back where it came from, the ocean. Having