The Pearl Greed Essay

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To begin with, One of the overarching themes in The Pearl is greed. The book is making a point that greed can ruin a person and even those around them. In the beginning Kino was a kind man with a good family but in a poor financial situation. He finds something of great value and rather than being grateful and giving it up when it had brought unfortunate situations to come into play he keeps it and insists that it will save him and his family. He displays greed and selfishness from this point on.
For a bit of backstory, When Kino was searching for a pearl to sell in order to treat his son’s injury he finds a beautiful large pearl. People begin approaching Kino who wouldn’t have before and many fantasize of what they would do with

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