Kino, A Dynamic Character In The Pearl By John Steinbeck

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Kino, A Dynamic Character
In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, A poor pearl diver’s son was stung by a scorpion. Kino, the father, was too poor to get help, so he went on a hunt to find a pearl, hoping the pearl would pay for a doctor to help his only son; however the pearl is evil. The pearl causes Kino’s life to change his relationship with family, his contentment, and his humanity. In this story Kino is a dynamic character.
One way Kino changed was his relationship with his wife. In the beginning, he respected her decision to get a doctor for their ill baby, even though the doctor was racist. Juana and Kino traveled together in search for a pearl to pay the doctor to help their sick baby. After Kino finds the pearl, they noticed that Coyotito 's arm was deswelling. Everyone wanted this pearl, including the doctor. Kino wanted to sell the pearl so his son Coyotito could have a good life and education, he could own a gun, so he and Juana could have a real wedding, but soon after Kino’s love for his begins to change. ¨He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side¨ (Steinbeck 59). After
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Also, Kino’s contentment was changed. He started out as a respectful man, a peaceful man. After Kino found the pearl he started to change, he becomes angry. ¨A dead man in the path and Kino’s knife, dark bladed beside him...¨ (60). They decided to flee town to go to Loreto so they wouldn 't get caught for killing a man, and once they did they sent trackers to find them. The trackers decided to camp out around the same area Kino, Juana, and Coyotito were staying. Kino decided that he needed to kill them so he took of his clothes and snuck down the mountain. Coyotito began to cry and the trackers thought it was a coyote so he pointed up towards the cave and shot, killing Coyotito. In the end of the book Kino and Juana walk side beside going back to their village. Kino threw the pearl back in the water, and the pearl was

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