The Pearl Symbolism

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The Pearl
In the book entitled The Pearl, the setting is placed in a small village in La Paz. La Paz is on the coast of Baja Peninsula. The town lays on a broad estuary, and near the beach there are white and blue canoes from Nayarit.
Symbols:
The Pearl - At first, the pearl represents a beguiling providence. Later on it becomes a burden because, everyone envy’s Kino and Juana and people start trying to steal the pearl from them. The Scorpion- The Scorpion that stings Coyotito in chapter 1 symbolizes a draconian evil. Biblically, a scorpion usually represents the destruction of innocence, and since Coyotito is a baby it compounds a Christian representation of the event.

Kino’s Canoe- Kino’s Canoe has been passed down for generations. Kino’s Canoe is a means of living when it comes to catching both pearls and food. Kino’s Canoe
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When Kino, Juana, and Coyotito are running from the trackers and decide to hide in a cave, Kino goes out in the night and fights the first trailer for the rifle and shoots all three of the trackers.

Internal Conflict
Juana had to decide whether get rid of the pearl because it was evil or side with her husband, Kino and keep it.
Kino does not want to take Coyotito to see the doctor because, he doctor look down on Kino and the other people like him. Kino has to get passed his hatred because he is desperate to get Coyotito medical attention.
Characters:
Kino - The protagonist of the novella. Kino is hardworking. He is a pearl diver. He is a simple man who lives in a brush house with his wife, Juana, and their infant son, Coyotito. After Kino finds a magnificent great pearl, he becomes desperate to break out of the cycle of living in a harsh, unjust society. In the end, Kino’s ambition drives him to a violent, animalistic state. Soon his life is reduced to a state of survival for him and his
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