You wasn't no good. You ain't no good now, you lousy tart’” (Of Mice and Men 95). Similar to this, Kino takes advantage of Juana and attacks her when she was trying to do something to help them both. While trying to throw the pearl back into the ocean, “He leaped at her and caught her arm and wrenched the pearl from her.
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).
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?’
Their reason was simple: Kino had found the ‘Pearl of the World”. Kino looks deep into the pearl to see the glories and bright future for him and his family: he properly weds Juana, sends Coyotito to a good school, and lives a successful life. The doctor accepts to treating Coyotito, which gives the couple some worry. Kino repeatedly buries and unearths the pearl which gives Juana some concern. Later Kino sees a person near his hut, assumes it is a thief, attacks, and fails to catch the entity.
“ ... 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
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
For me, In The Pearl, the pearl is equal to George and Lennie’s job in Of Mice and Men. The major difference between George and Kino, is that George would give up his job for Lennie in a heartbeat. However, when Juana tried to get rid of the pearl, Kino went so far as to hit her. Not long after that, did Kino kill someone, and his home was burnt to the ground. When Kino stopped Juana, it wasn’t out of love, it was out of greed.
“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.
Although the past cannot be changed, the future is in your power. But what if power is the reason the future cannot be changed? The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, is a timeless story that is filled with metaphors for how avarice takes over humans. Although there is no easy way to get rid of it, Kino goes through many challenges to free himself from the troubles that come with possessing the power the pearl held. Kino went from a loving human to a dehumanized figure because he saw great wealth in the pearl, attacked in order to maintain the power it held and lost the ability to have emotions.
She watches her mother sacrifice her virtue in order to keep them together, loose her sanity when another child is taken from her and eventually surrender her faith and health. And in the midst of all the chaos Juana learned, “to do what you have to do,” for the sake of your family In her search family proves to be an important theme. Once, when Juana risks her livelihood to search for her father, leaving her home with little money, and no knowledge of where to find him if he was even alive. Another way the importance of family is emphasized is in the sacrifices of each character for the sake of what they found most valuable, their family.
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
First when Juana tries to sneak out to throw away the pearl because she feels it brings evil wherever it goes. Kino finds out and “He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side. ”pg. 76 Kino at the time however felt no remorse for his actions and this is when you can really see the pearl takes its dark effect. In these final chapters you can also see how the pearl has molded Kino into a changed man who is obsessed with the pearl "This pearl has become my soul," said Kino.
The disaster of pearl harbor Pearl harbor was horrible disaster that shocked everybody in the world and had a huge impact on everybody that was around. Some people thought was the safest and largest navy base in the world was proved wrong. A day when the battleships floated tall above the ocean with not a worry in the world now lay rested on the bottom of the sea bed along with thousands of navy men who fought for their country during the attack of pearl harbor. Pearl harbor was a stepping stone that led to the united states to enter in world war ll.
Pearl Harbor was a day that was unexpected to all mankind. It was a day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed would "live in infamy." Way before the attack Japan had spies in flight to see how our ships were set up. This gave the Japanese an idea of how they were going to attack us. That is when it all happened, early Sunday morning of December 7, 1941. Paul K. Davis stated in his article, “Not until the bombs began to fall did the Americans respond” (Davis). The Americans were still asleep when the Japanese decided to attack us and bomb our ships. The attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the most tragic days in our countries history.