Examples Of Moralism In The Pearl

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Written by John Steinbeck, The Pearl is a story of many morals that also provides entertainment by mystification which keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The main character of the novel is Kino, and he along with his wife Juana and their infant son Coyotito live among the other dark skinned civilians on the outskirts of La Paz. Unlike Kino and his neighbors, the whites have been living in the town with their wealth and commodities and have been shunning the darks for generations. Over time, the lack of respect and kindness given to the darks, left them with little or no money. After Coyotito is bitten by a scorpion, Juana and Kino look for the aid of the village doctor, but when they ask for help, the doctors replies the same way he has to all of the darks for so many years: “[Sorry but i am not a veterinarian]”. The biggest and only reason why the doctor has been opposed to helping the non-whites was because of their poverty. Ensuing the denial, Kino and Juana are forced to carry on with their day; all the while hoping that Coyotito would heal on his own. The three head out with the pearl divers on their daily dive. Underwater, Kino finds multiple oysters. One of the oysters stood out because it was very large and upon opening it, contained a massive pearl that many villagers would soon after call the “pearl of the world”. This pearl just so happened to be so large and beautiful that Kino could potentially acquire more money than any of the darks had ever seen. At
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