If this novel would have ended even slightly different it could have changed the characters lives dramatically. They have a similar theme of the American dream, from their period. A person could deduce, after reading theses books that greed and selfishness can dramatically change people and their behavior. Juana's husband was caught in a twisted realm of mirrors, and they were all shattering one by one. The town of La Paz got to experience what too much money can do to a family who has never had money. Sometimes food is scarce, but the community is able to make it by pulling together. One day Coyotito, is bitten by a scorpion; a scorpion sting can be deadly to a baby.
It is the story of a poor pearl diver, Kino, and his family, living in La Paz in the 1940's. By the time Steinbeck was writing The Pearl he already had become accustomed to the fame. It certainly doesn't promote goodwill among siblings or classmates. What started off as a way to pay for their child, Coyotito's, scorpion medication, ended up turning them into greedy, money hungry people. The different symbols interact with one another throughout the story, which ultimately affects the outcome of the novel.
Kino finds himself caught between the forces of fate and the forces of human society, between the destiny handed him by fate and the destiny he seeks to create himself. In the story Kinos son Coyotito. Whoever destroyed the canoe must have known how vital it was to Kino and his family, but they did it regardless. Throughout the story, he kills four men total, whereas at the beginning he was a respected, peaceful man. As Kino is collecting oysters on the ocean bottom, he spots a larger-than-usual oyster, collects it, and returns to the canoe.
When his son is stung by a scorpion, there seems to be no hope for his treatment, due… 1157 Words 5 Pages shattered by a rare find. It is the story of a , Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil. Come along with me on this adventure! Another major change in Kino is his attitude toward his wife. John Steinbeck wrote the novel The Pearl based on his own personal experiences. Juana goes through her everyday routine without complaint or discontent.
The theme of the novel is that human happiness cannot be bought with material wealth. His family would be safe and he would continue his journey to the capital were he would find a man to buy his pearl for a reasonable price. The value of the pearl is great, and with the value comes much from others and troubles for the villager. Racial prejudice is presented throughout the. Instead, they say it is worth less so that he could make more money. However, he soon finds that the pearl brings only unhappiness and misery. As Kino approaches, the trackers hear a cry.
Ultimately, Kino instinctively kills the three men out of fear not because of any threat they cause to him. These behaviors will make a person push others away until finally he or she has no one left. The focus of this novel is on a poor Indian family. The protagonists in all three novels has been challenged or locked in some way by the society but finally breaks free and live a better life the way they want to. Throughout the experience, she remains loyal to her family but also perceives the evil that the pearl brings. For any other poor man, fifteen hundred dollars would have been considered a gift from God. He perseveres to keep the pearl but, in the end, it was not worth keeping.
The American composer 's Concerto for Trombone and Wind Symphony 2004 was inspired by The Pearl. The Pearl and Zorba the Greek are to novels with one very similar theme, the role of power. In the ending of this thrilling novel, their baby boy is shot. The story revolves around a husband and wife, Kino and Juana, and their baby son, Coyotito. In The Pearl, we were shown two examples of the downfalls of greed.
At the beginning of the novella, Kino is the polar opposite of the doctor; he is content with his life and values his family above all else, but the appearance of the pearl changes him into someone very similar to the materialistic doctor. He is a simple man and lives in the traditional ways of his village. He had dreams and goals that all depended on the pearl. This is the reason the author is named as the Pearl poet, in addition to the Gawain poet. She cooks, she cleans, and she cares for their child, Coyotito. Steinbeck has a love for marine biology. Most everyone works hard and maintains a positive regard for each other.
Steinbeck shows us in these books that greed can be overcome and all that is needed to do so is a will. The doctor was lying all he wanted was money, and that was an easy way to get it. However, as the novella progresses, the pearl's symbolism transforms into that of greed and evil. Also Kino and Juana will gain knew both knowledge and wisdom, meaning they will not be easily deceived as much. For a man so religious and honorable, it is quite a contradictory action to defy the church. The poison sacs of the town began to manufacture venom, and the town swelled and puffed with the pressure of it. Like John Steinbeck's The Pearl, which was a morality tale about greed, Huckleberry Finn is also a morality tale, but it is a morality tale of human connection and the power of friendship.
They are all affected by their hunger for wealth and in turn are the base for their own destruction, and the destruction of society. Greed Overtakes the Community In the beginning, life in the fishing village is quiet and people are content. I went to some good concerts. But the doctor refuses to heal Coyotes because Kino is indigent. They live in poverty and long for a better life for their son, but they have learned to make the best of their situation. Although Kino kills the scorpion, it still stings Coyotito. The news that Kino has found an immense pearl travels fast through La Paz.