Edgar Allan Poe's 'Song Of The Pearl'

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#1 When they find the pearl Juana and Kino try not to “anger the gods” by showing their eagerness to open the oyster. The pearl will pay for Coyotito to get an education, it is ironic that superstition is important here. During chapter three the news spreads throughout the town, no one has good thoughts concerning Kino's pearl except Kino and Juana. When the priest hears it, he thinks of all the repairs the church needs and wonders how much the pearl would be worth. When the doctor heard it he was talking with an elderly woman, he tells her he treated Kino's child even though he refused to treat Coyotito for the scorpion sting, as well as fantasizing about himself in Paris. The beggars were thrilled because they expected Kino to give them handouts. The shopkeepers anticipated people buying things with the money form the pearl. A single pearl buyer kept agents in several different offices to look like there was a competition to swindle Kino. …show more content…
Kino is unclear of who brought it but he can hear the evil song behind the priest's questions about the pearl. The “Song of Evil” comes whenever there is bad energy, it is foreshadowing that has to do with man's desire of greed and power. The priest says that he knows Kino "will do good things" with his new fortune, the subtext being that the Church expects its share of

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