“ ... Juana stared at him with wide unfrightened eyes like a sheep before the butcher. She knew there was murder in him…” This shows that the pearl is taking over kino and that the pearl is bad. He killed a man due to the fact that the
His screams had caught the attention of fellow neighbors, Juana called for the neighbors to get the doctor, which surprised Kino. As the doctor refused to make a visit, Kino and Juana made their way to the doctor’s citadel. The doctor
In the beginning of the story, we meet a doctor full of greed. Coyotito, the infant son of Kino and Juana, has been stung by a scorpion. Then, Kino and Juana go to the doctor 's house to seek treatment. A detail Steinbeck employed in this passage about the greed the doctor has is as follows, “Has he any money?’
Juana and Kino’s relationship grows and matures due to the events with which they are faced. At the beginning of the novel, kino and juana, the main protagonists, have the typical hHusband and wife relationship of the 19th century. Steinbeck writes, “She was looking at him as she was always looking at him when he awakened” (1). Juana, as the wife, is waiting for her husband to arise prior to beginning her daily chores.
Upon finding the pearl the people in the community bring forth greed and envy upon Kino and Juana. Everyday seemed plagued with paranoia for the family. After an attempt by an outsider to steal the pearl, Juana suggests to Kino that they “break it between stones” (38). The pearl was “like a sin!” (38).
Sure they didn't have a lot of money, nor did Coyotito have an education, but they still had each other. Then their lives completely changed when a scorpion stung their son. In chapter one, it says, ¨And one of the streaks fell on the hanging box where Coyotito lay, and on the ropes that held it. It was a tiny movement that drew their eyes to the hanging box. Kino and Juana froze in their positions.
All over the world, in the past and even today, there has been a major problem called sexism. Women everywhere are being oppressed and marginalized. There are no real reasons for this, except for the fact that they are women. John Steinbeck’s exploration of a real-world issue, which is sexism, is clearly shown in Of Mice and Men and The Pearl through the characters of Curley’s wife and Juana.
In comparison to what happened to Kino in the novel is that once he found the pearl he had become the enemy of everyone. For example like the doctor at first he didn’t want to attend Kino because they were poor and had nothing to offer. But once the news got out that he had the pearl of the world he became interested. Both Kino’s and Callie’s fortune have brought people
“Every man suddenly became related to Kino’s pearl, and Kino’s pearl went into the dreams, the speculations, the schemes, the plans, the futures, the wishes, the needs, the lusts, the hungers of everyone, and the only person that stood in the way and that was Kino, so that he became curiously every man’s enemy.” (page 23). This quote states that everyone envies Kino and wants the pearl’s wealth for himself or herself. Later in the book, one of these people will try to take the pearl. This will cause Kino to try to protect the pearl at all costs.
We both looked by were Coyotito was in the hanging box. It was a scorpion crawling on his hanging box. I moved quietly and smoothly as possible with my hands in front of me ready to catch the scorpion, but Coyotito had moved the rope on the hanging box where the scorpion fell on his shoulders and struck. Coyotito started crying and screaming. Juana proposed we take him to the doctor, I agreed.
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. Contrasting with Of Mice and Men, I do feel that Coyotito’s death was not necessarily caused by a will to protect, but it was
Both Of Mice and Men and The Pearl are literary pieces from the author John Steinbeck. One (OMAM) contains two main characters, George and Lennie who are two people living in the Great Depression just trying to make a little money by working on a farm. Lennie is big in stature but due to a mental disability, needs assistance from George just to do basic tasks. On the other hand, George is a small, skinny man who took it upon himself to take care of Lennie after his aunt died.
The medicine man is very accepting of others and changes Tayo’s perspective on his life and his losses. Both his grandmother and the medicine use ancient Native American folklore to teach him how life and the universe
The reason that Kino and Juana went searching for something of value was because Coyotito needed to be healed by the doctor. Once they found the “wonderful” pearl there was no longer a use for it. Juana’s seaweed cure had worked and now there was no need for the pearl. Kino only wanted to use it for things that weren’t necessary such as a wedding with Juana, with whom he was already married, and a rifle which he didn’t
In this day and age a doctor is a rare commodity and as a result he carries much influence. = == Unfavorable qualities=== '''Callous:''' Whether intentional or not, Carlos frequently shows a certain disregard for other peoples' lives. He treated Clem quite dismissively, even ignoring her injury in favor of being sure it isn't a walker bite.