The Pearl By John Steinbeck

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The Pearl Humans must go through many struggles as they attempt to attain their dreams. John Steinbeck exemplifies a certain man’s struggle for his dreams in his novella The Pearl. A Native American family must save their child from a scorpion sting. This leads them to find a great pearl which does not help them; in fact, it plagues their peaceful world with greed, death, and evil. Throughout the novel Kino’s importances in life change as he copes with his inner demons. At the beginning of the story, Kino values his family and his boat. Kino values his family because he attempted to save Coyotito. Kino, “beat and stamped the enemy until it was only a fragment and a moist place in the dirt” (Steinbeck, 6). This shows that Kino cares about Coyotito and does not want any danger to come to his family. Also this shows that Kino will do whatever it takes to protect his family. Even if he has to hurt others. Kino valued his boat because he can get food and money with it. Kino’s thoughts show that ”For a man with a boat can guarantee a woman that she will eat something” (Steinbeck, 14). If...

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