Juana believed that the pearl had evil spirit to it and that it had bad luck. Once all of the villagers knew that Kino found the pearl they became obsessed with trying to get it. Juana feared that the pearl will ruin their son and her family, but Kino pushes her fear aside not caring since he was going to be rich. Throughout the story Kino’s greed became too much for Juana after her family had been attacked and Kino beaten so badly that he was knocked unconscious. Juana tried to take the problem into her own hands and get rid of the pearl, but Kino was so set on being rich he wouldn’t let her and hit Juana until she was knocked unconscious.
“Gat, Mirren, and Johnny perished in a house fire thought to be an accident and Cadence didn’t notice the fire” ( Lockhart page 201). This is Harris version of the story he tells people about what happened. After we learn about what happened with Cadence and all the accidents and we learn that some things with her and the liars are not really happening because they are really dead from the
In the novel Guy describes what he does when he has been called to “duty” and when he uses the fire. The fire not only destroys the books and the ideas which were on the pages, but also the houses of which people live. On page three Bradbury writes, “It was a pleasure to burn. It was a pleasure to see things blackened and changed” (Bradbury 3). This statement portrays the fire as destructive and used to burn and blaze history.
However, while some were looking at the pearl as an opportunity for a better life, Juana believed that the pearl was evil and was bringing danger to her family. This significant part of Steinbeck’s use of symbolism shows that how people give value to something that could be penniless to others. To clarify, something that can be so cheap, so useless or really ordinary, can suddenly become one of the most beautiful and admired treasure to people because of how people rate it and make it special. The pearl caused many attacks on Kino’s home in an attempt to steal the pearl, which later on led to Kino killing one of the attackers. But, its later when Coyotito died, is where the huge irony falls in place: the only reason why Kino went diving was to pay the doctor to SAVE his son’s life, but ironically that same thing ended up causing his tragic death.
In the first quote Ms Schacheter’s warns the Jew in the train, when they are burned at that moment. The night has become the nigh when the Jews burned bodies made the fire symbol of death in the book “Night”. The second and the third quote show us that the flames have transformed the bodies of children and students of Talmud and also other Jews into a smoke from their burning bodies. What does the book have to say about identity? “The yellow star?” “Hungarian police take them from their homes” Jews are taken from their homes and treated not like humans.
The short story states, “The fire burst the house and let it slam flat down, puffing out skirts of spark and smoke.” When the fire, which represented nature, angrily destroyed the house, it showed how nature will always triumph over technology. Using complex diction in this section showed how Bradbury proved the house became too technologically advanced and had to die, ultimately demonstrating the negative effect of technology upon the house. In the narratives, diction helped convey the negative effects of technology on the
Towards the end of the story, Kino begins to understand the appalling symbol that the Pearl really represents. By this point, his only son, Coyotito has been slaughtered as a result of people 's greed for it. Kino’s conclusive visions in the Pearl are ghastly, which are visible in the quote: “...In the surface of the Pearl he saw Coyotito lying in the little cave with the top of his head shot away...the Pearl was ugly; it was gray, like a malignant growth”(89). Outside factors are affecting the Pearl’s image, eventually destroying the good. Finally realizing the disgusting nature of the Pearl, Kino throws it into the ocean ending the Pearl’s presence in the story.
Minerva got mad and yelled at Zeus and then she thought he was going to send her to the underworld but he didn’t. Instead he killed her. Then at Sanborn Central and all other schools art teachers got fired. All the art museums mysteriously burned up. People tried
I believe that many factors have contributed to Kino’s thoughtless behavior and his desire for wealth. First, the pearl has indeed had a negative effect on Kino. Kino slowly changes from the content husband that we see him in the first chapter to the paranoid man who harms his wife (a woman he once admired greatly) and makes impulsive decisions for the benefit of wealth. Second, Kino is keeping the pearl for the pearl has some ties with his dignity as the other critics have concluded. Before the pearl, Kino only had his canoe as a way to support those he loves, but within the pearl he sees new opportunities and luxuries, and, as head of the household, he must try to better his wife’s and son’s life.