Greed And Evil In The Pearl

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A common impulse the human race has is the desire and determination to follow an ideal. The concept of an ideal is satisfying one 's conception of what is perfect—most suitable in life. The pursuit of an ideal life is common to all and ranges from the wish for a better job to having a better education. Through the passage of time, many opportunities to pursue this ideal will arise, however, can often lead to the eventual corruption of one’s life. The Pearl is the story of the pearl diver, Kino. His story explores the greed and evil in man’s nature and how, when given the opportunity to gain wealth, can lead to overpowering one’s morals, Through the novel The Pearl, Steinbeck suggests that greed for materialistic possessions can often cloud judgment and emotions. Shown throughout this novella, the manipulation of riches and greed can overpower one 's morals and integrity. At the beginning of the book, the main protagonist, Kino, although is good at heart, allows the overwhelming power of the pearl and its promises to control him, which ultimately brings him and his family to inescapable doom. Kino is a poor man with a loving family, who is essentially very content with his modest lifestyle, but as the first evil; the scorpion who stung baby Coyotito, the loving image of the family starts to fall apart. In…show more content…
Opportunities to pursue an ideal will arise, however, will often lead to the eventual corruption of one’s life. The Pearl is the story of the pearl diver. His story explores the greed and evil in man’s nature and how, when given the opportunity to gain wealth, can lead to overpowering one’s morals, and the greed for materialistic possessions can often cloud judgment and emotions fatally severing ties with family and those that are
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