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The Pearl Quotes

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One simple pearl can ruin many lives. There are only good and bad things in the book. The theme in John Steinbeck's book, The Pearl illustrates how good and evil affect the plot, how Steinbeck prompts good and evil, and how good can turn into bad. In the book, good and evil can affect the plot of the story. For example, Kino was very intimidating at the end of the book, "And then the rage left him and a sick disgust took his place" (Steinbeck 59). This quote states that Kino had rage and had disgust because he didn't like his new self. Another example is when Coyotito was brought to the doctor to get healed. "Have I have nothing better to do than cure insect bites for little Indians" (Steinbeck 30). If the doctor didn't have his hate for Indians, he would be helping and healing all of them. Since the doctor was very greedy he always asked his clients, "Has he any money?" (Steinbeck 30). If the doctor wasn't greedy, he would have healed Coyotito. These are ways…show more content…
One way this is told is, "She knew there was murder in him, and was alright..." (Steinbeck 59). Juana saw murder in Kino; Kino used to be humble, but now he has murder in him. Also, Kino has "A dead man in the path and Kino's knife, dark-bladed beside him, convinced her" (Steinbeck 21). This quote shows that Kino has murdered a man. Not only has Kino killed a man, but he gives the reason of, "'I was attacked'...'I struck to save my life'" (Steinbeck 57). If Kino was the attacker and not the one being attacked, the story would change. This is all how good characters can change to bad characters as the plot progresses. Throughout the book, good and evil is shown by good changing to bad, how it may affect the plot, and how Steinbeck prompts it in the story. Even though there are multiple lessons, good and evil is an important one. Good and evil in the story causes many different things to happen and changes the mood of the whole
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