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.
As he moves on in the story he adds “But kino and juana did not know these things. Because they were happy and excited they thought everyone shared their joy…. ( 23). Kino and Juana was very happy that they found the pearl so they could afford to help their baby. This shows that kino started to become different once he was attached to the
After, he changed his mind when he has heard that Kino has found a Great Pearl. He has visited Kino to treat Coyotito because he wanted to have the Pearl. The doctor’s behavior is so wrong. We can know that he went to visit Kino because of the Pearl because it is unusual for him to visit Indians. Especially taking a treatment for the Indians is the most unusual things.
The phrase I believe is the most important is “ This pearl is a sin it will destroy us.”. Juana who is Kino 's wife told him that after she tried to dispose of the pearl. She is repeatedly reminding him of this thry the story and telling him that he is grown only more obsessed with the pearl. We slowly find out he should have listened to Juana. But by not doing so and succumbing to greed his whole family suffered tremendous loss not only of the wealth they acquired but of all that was precious to them in
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
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
In Chapter 5, Steinbeck quotes: “He had said, ‘I am a man’, and that meant certain things to Juana. It meant that he was half insane and half god. It meant that Kino would drive his strength against a mountain and plunge his strength against the sea. Juana, in her woman’s soul, knew that the mountain would stand while the man broke himself; that the sea would surge while the man drowned in it.” (Steinbeck, 60). This passage clearly shows how Kino and Juana make decisions that are important throughout the whole book.
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.
“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
Arguing from this perspective, I believe that, had the paddlers not motivated Luna’s haphazard swimming behavior, the captors’ efforts of capturing Luna would not have been thwarted. In that case, the process of relocating him to his original habitat where he had been alienated from his orca family for unknown reasons would have been successful, and Luna would not have been killed. Probably Luna would still be alive. Even so, I still sustain that humans are not to blame entirely for Luna’s ill-fated demise. Apparently, CBC News confirms my belief by declaring that it is confirmed that about 60% of whales die from interactions with humans (para.