John Steinbeck Violence And Greed Quotes

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Wonder what can cause violence , greed. Greed can be so strong that it makes someone do things that they may have never done before or do evil and crazy things. In this book there were a lot of greed going on. In the fiction novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino and Juana child Coyotito was bitten by a scorpion. They needed their child to be cured, but they didn’t have the money to pay for the treatment. The doctor refused to help them out in less they paid him. Kino and Juana went out to find a pearl so they could pay the doctor. They found the pearl of the world, it was so beautiful. Everyone in the village starts to envy them and become very greedy of the pearl. Their greed turns to violence and five people ends up dead by the end of…show more content…
To make the reader see this there are two examples . First when the people went out and burned Kimo’s hut down. Obviously in this example they went too far, the people are trying their best to try and get the pearl. Also, online in the Pearl Kino says “ I was attacked, Kino said uneasily” ; who ever attacked Kino could have killed him. This example reveals that the people don’t care about others , because if the people did care about other people they wouldn’t have attacked Kino. Now the reader can see that these people in the Pearl would do anything to get what they…show more content…
Steinbeck shows the greed in most of his characters and their actions. Kino constantly showed the greed in Steinbeck book. Kino was changing throughout the book. The people also showed the greed throughout the story. They did anything to try and get the pearl. The doctor was very ironic , his greed is shown in many situations. Throughout all the examples , the reader can see, that the biggest thing in this story was the greed. Kino, the people, and the doctor are all greedy and the pearl is the reason why all 3 characters are greedy. If the reader pays close attention they could realize that the pearl is evil , because of what the pearl had all 3 of them to
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