The doctor in chapter one, at first uninterested in helping a patient that cannot pay, is now more than willing to help when he hears about Kino’s pearl. The pearl merchants try to take advantage of Kino’s lack of pearl selling knowledge to try and buy his pearl for a low price. Kino himself allows his greed to take control of himself and only regrets it when he realizes his son is worth more than the money he should receive. By the end of the story, the pearl no longer symbolizes hope, but now symbolizes evil and anguish. It’s great value became the primary motivation factor for greed, prompting evil and injustice wherever it went.
Kino’s desire to acquire wealth distorts the pearl unique elegance and goodness, changing it from a symbol of optimism to a symbol of self-destruction. Kino’s greed and self-destruction leads him to become more dubious and suspicious around his peaceful villagers. When Coyotito gets stung by the scorpion, Kino tries to sell the pearl in exchange of payment for the doctor to cure his son, but the pearl buyers attempt to deceive him of the success he feels he deserves. Kino tries to leave the town, but his paranoia and fear causes him ultima... ... middle of paper ... ...ween the rich and the poor. Coyotito teaches the reader how innocent bystanders can suffer, and the doctor displays how greed and power can corrupt people.
On his way to the capitol, evil men try to steal his pearl. When they do not succeed, they destroy his canoe, and burn down his house. Kino starts to realize that money cannot buy happiness, but by then it is too late. He is forced to take his family into hiding. They were followed by trackers, and Kino is forced to kill one of them.
Sadly, his prediction was overcome by evil and we are now living lives even worse than before. I must convince Kino to go home and dispose of the pearl because it has negatively changed his personality, and has put our family in grave danger. “Kino, look at what the pearl has done to us! Don’t you think it’s time to give up?” I asked, as I held Coyotito softly in my arms. “I am a man,” Kino replied in an exhausted tone.
The day came for Kino, Juana, and Coyotito to go to town and sell the pearl. Kino went to the dealer to only find out that the pearl has no true value, and it drove him crazy because as stated by Steinbeck (1992), “ But kino had grown tight and hard. He felt the creeping of fate, the circling of wolves, the hover of vultures. He felt the evil coagulating about him, and he was helpless to protect himself. He heard in his ears the evil music” (p. 51-52).
When Kino discovered the Pearl he thought that it would take him out of poverty and into a life of happiness. The pearl was not meant for anyone to find, and the finding of one was luck, “a little pat on the back by God.” The problem in this story is that Kino is trying to sell his pearl and every one bids a low price. That means he keeps it longer and everyone is trying to steal it from him. The conflict is man vs. man the reason why is that a lot of people are trying to steal it from him the day he got it. It went to the point that people were tracking him for it and attacking him in his sleep.
Located within a small poverty-stricken community, a pearl diver named Kino finds “the Pearl of the World” and becomes suddenly rich, he begins to want items that he thought were impossible before. As Kino thinks more and more of what the pearl can do for him, he starts to think that it will raise his social status as well. This is only the beginning of Kino’s greediness, for the more he gets, the more he will want, and this begins to dehumanize him. Kino focuses on the wealth of the pearl and causes him to change his values about life. In the beginning, Kino is only focused on his family, once Kino finds the pearl he becomes more focused on the pearl, rather than his family.
Even though stories told of a curse the pirates’ greed and need for treasure overtook their rationality. Cortez’s curse did not stop them from stealing and this just demonstrates how greed has the power to destroy the inner morals of any human being. The greed of many is like a craving that hits every second and it cannot be contained; it has to be satisfied. Captain Barbosa tells the story of Cortez’s cursed gold coins and what the curse has done to him and his crew. The curse has made them live forever without senses to taste or feel.
Kino discovers the biggest pearl anyone has ever seen, and believes the pearl will bring nothing but good for him and his family. The pearl does change the lives of Kino, his wife Juana, and Coyotito, but not in the way he had hoped. When the people in La Paz find out about Kino’s pearl, he is visited by a greedy priest and doctor, the deceitful pearl buyers try to scam him into selling it to them for less than it’s worth, and the pearl was almost stolen twice. Kino kills the second thief in self-defense...
When Kino finds the pearl everyone in the village wants it and declares Kino their enemy. Man vs man- Kino vs the doctor. When Kino ask the doctor for his help the doctor refused because they were poor. Internal Man vs self-This happens to Kino when he figures out that the pearl is bad, but he also needs the money too. Kino was indecisive of what he should do.