The Pearl Robotic-Esque Quotes

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A man named kino slowly turned from flesh and blood to machine and robotics. This occurred in “The Pearl” written by John Steinbeck where Kino, the main character, finds “the pearl of the world”. The enormous pearl makes thoughts about future success and wealth which then causes him to change from the once family man he was to a murderer. His son, Coyotito, and his wife, Juana, are both endangered by his foul decisions on what to do with the pearl. Juana warns him that the pearl was bringing evil into their home, but Kino’s selfishness closes her words out and drives him to break apart the family he once loved before anything else which shows robotic-esque characteristics starting to form. He turns from flesh to metal and as he progressed into a machine, he lost his soul, family, and his wholeness.…show more content…
He beats Juana when previously he was a appreciate, sweet family man. He loses his humanity, faith and his intellect along with the pearl. Every idea that comes to his head that related to the pearl was done without any second thought, and that shows how he lost his consciousness over his mind and intellectual being. “He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side.”, as Juana was about to throw the pearl he repeatedly beat her without realizing she had already given up. It seemed as if she had turned into a stranger to Kino. In the beginning of the book, it shows the way Juana and Kino were connected and how they already knew what the other was thinking, so for Kino to hurt Juana is a huge table turner in the book. It shows that the pearl seemed to envelop his whole life, his past and present. The pearl ran through his veins and his head, it caused him to forget Kino’s memories with Juana and Coyotito. As he lost his memories, he seemed to slowly lose his family,
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