Juana and Kino’s relationship grows and matures due to the events with which they are faced. At the beginning of the novel, kino and juana, the main protagonists, have the typical hHusband and wife relationship of the 19th century. Steinbeck writes, “She was looking at him as she was always looking at him when he awakened” (1). Juana, as the wife, is waiting for her husband to arise prior to beginning her daily chores. Another example that depicts their relationship is “Juana went to the fire pit and uncovered a coal and fanned it alive while she broke little
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). Even after, she still knew her morals and she couldn 't leave Kino in his worst and weakest times. After the unfortunate death of Coyotito, they finally realized they must get rid of the pearl because it represents a curse. She still stuck by his side, still supportive; “She looked at the pearl in his hand for a moment and then she looked into Kino 's eyes and softly
In Sophocles’ play Antigone and Niki Caros’ movie The Whale Rider, both Koro and Creon are considered the tragic hero because they were born at noble birth and have a fatal flaw, they undergo a reversal of fortune plus they have a tragic downfall, and they recognize their mistakes. To begin with, both characters Creon and Koro are considered to be born at noble birth meaning to occupy a high status. Creon is the king of Thebes, which authorizes him to be at high status. Everyone listens and obeys him because his people know that he will do what is best for them to live a peaceful life. Koro however, is not a king but is a leader of his tribe.
“Kino looked into the pearl...and in the incandescence of the pearl, the pictures formed of the things Kino’s mind had considered in the past and had given up as impossible.” (Steinbeck 24). After giving up hope on a marriage, Kino was finally able to see his rich marriage in a church with his wife, Juana and child, Coyotito. Kino heard the sounds of Coyotito studying and reading his books, making him feel happy for Coyotito to have a life he did not. Kino saw how his family was dressed in new skirts, instead of old shawls and he imagined himself with a
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.
Started as a blameless beginning and ended as a drastic satisfaction. "His senses were dulled by his emotion." (chpt 4) this quote represents Kino 's desire of the pearl. His urge of power and money was building dramatically. This quote was introduced in the event where he physically attacks Juana.
They had spoken once, but there is no need for speech if it is a habit, anyway.” (Ch.1, p.4) This is an example of not just how much respect Juana had for her husband, but also how comfortable they were around each other; she knew exactly what he needed and wanted without him uttering a word to her. The author also mentioned, “She was looking at him as she was always looking at him when he awakened.” (Ch.1, p.1) This also emphasizes how much they trust each other and, again, how much Juana respects Kino. It wasn’t that Juana was afraid to get out of bed and wake Kino up by doing so; she just simply admired him and waited until he was awake to then get up and prepare breakfast. Kino
Steinbeck characterizes the doctor as racist, greedy and malicious. In contrast, Kino the poor Indian is shown as powerless. When Kino stood in front of the doctor’s house he “hesitated a moment” as the doctor “was of a race, which for nearly four hundred years had beaten and starved and robbed and despised Kino’s race, and frightened it too” (Steinbeck 9). The doctor tossed Kino and his family on the same level as animals when he refused to treat “the little Indian” as he was “not a veterinary” (Steinbeck 11). The doctor did not need more money, he was wealthy and had a servant; he refused to treat the child because of greed and the awareness that his high position meant that he would not face any consequences even if Coytito died.
Kino goes pearl diving in hope to find enough to pay for treatment of his sons scorpion sting. When he opened the clam he saw a big and magnificent pearl. His whole town is amazed and now almost everyone important to the story wants his pearl. Things sadly don 't go as planned and we slowly realize it 's kinos corruption due to greed that leads to his tragic downfall. The phrase I believe is the most important is “ This pearl is a sin it will destroy us.”.
In this book, weaknesses of human beings are well presented. The doctor, the pearl buyers, and Kino showed the weakness in front of the great pearl. Kino, a man who found the pearl, is the person who changed the most and a person who knew that he had a wrong decision, which was to keep the pearl. When Kino has found the pearl, he thought everything that he can do to his family. In the novel, Kino said, “We will be married-in