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What Does The Pearl Symbolize

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The symbolism of the Pearl
A pearl is a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem. But everyone always has a different thought of what it symbolizes.
In the story the Pearl, it is demonstrated that the pearl symbolizes something different to each person. As, Kino and Juana go fishing one day for oysters. Kino dives down into the water and finds a big oyster. After opening the biggest oyster, he finds a big shiny pearl inside. At first in Kino’s mind, the pearl exemplify (means) a better life as he could afford anything. But, news of Kino 's finding travels quickly to the doctor. He is thought of the pearl is wealth rather than his eight unpleasing pearls he had the first time he met him. The doctor knows Kino can now afford to pay the doctor, and the doctor is uses it a way to take advantage of his power. As quoted, "He is a client of mine, the doctors said; I am treating his child for a scorpion sting." (pg.36) Juana on the other had wants nothing to do with the pearl, she thinks that it was a sign of evil from the first time Kino found it. The pearl as Juana noticed is nothing but problems for their family. One night after someone breaks into Juana 's and Kino 's home, Juana begs Kino to throw the pearl away. "Throw it away; Kino let us break it between stones. Let us bury it and forget the place. Let us throw it back into the sea. It has brought evil. Kino, my husband, it will destroy us." Juana just wants to live in peace the way they lived before finding the pearl. When, Kino takes the pearl to sell it
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The pearl is a beautiful objet, natural and perfect; it can bring someone a fairy-tale. Although when one thinks it symbolizes something eviler than it should it will become a disaster, as when Coyotito. Everything has a deeper meaning, as someone has their favorite blanket. To some people it symbolizes nothing while to others it means the
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