Jealousy can be a very dangerous thing if it is too strong. When Kino found the pearl “ev...
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...arl has made to all of their lives. Kino and Juana serve as an example for those who gain wealth unexpectedly, showing them exactly what not to do and how not to handle your wealth. Although Kino had good intentions with his pearl, he took it too far and that is what caused all of those awful things to happen to him. His life went through so many vicissitudes when he gained the pearl and he lost so much. He now has no pearl, which means he has no money, no baby, since he lost Coyotito, no house, since it was burned to the ground, and no canoe, since it was wrecked by the thieves. Kino and Juana will now live in shame and guilt and be tormented for the rest of their lives about their first baby’s death. This is what can happen when unexpected wealth falls into the wrong hands. It can change your life and hurt yourself and the people around you.
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