1.a)The relationship between Kino and Juana is changeable during the whole novel. In the beginning,it
seems that they were living a happy life together and they loved each other regardless the poverty they
were living in. Juan was always following Kino. The turning point in their relationship was when
Kino found the pearl. Everything changed. The pearl brought the evil spirit to their life. The most
important thing thing to Kino was the pearl. Juana's thoughts were different from Kino's thoughts, she
thought the pearl was an evil or sin which they have to destroy. Kino refused the idea and when Juana
tried to throw the pearl, John Steinbeck told us, “He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and
she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side” (59). It seems to us that it was the first time
Kino did that to Juana.
b) The relationship between Kino and his community is very good. In The Pearl Kino love his
community. He lived in a lovely society where the neighbors care about each other and stand beside
beside each other in the hard situations. They react with Kino when he is in a plight. When Coyotito
was sick, they went with him to the doctor, and they went with him to the pearl buyers. At the same
time, Kino showed loyalty and love to his community when his canoe had a hole in it, he didn't think
about taking his neighbors' canoe as he knew the suffer that his family would feel if he took their canoe
which represent the source of living. “It did not occur to him to take one of the canoes of his
neighbors,' the author said. 'Never once did the thought enter his head, any more than he could have
convinced breaking a boat”(62).
c) The relationship between Kino and the natural world. In The Pearl we can see the strong connection
between Kino and the natural world. Sometimes it appears to e Kino's friend as the weeds which cured
son Coyotito and the sea from where he brings his food. The sea is the source of his living so all his
life depends upon the natural world. On the other hand, the natural world appears to be kino's enemy
sometimes. For example, when the scorpion bite his son. I think the scorpion here represents the
negative side of the nature, and when Kino found the Pearl, it brought the sorrow to Kino's life as Juana
said, “Kino, this pearl is evil. Let us destroy it before it destroys us” (56).
2. The values and the ay of life represented by the rich people and the poor people in the novel. The
rich people in the novel are represented by the doctor and the pearl buyers. The doctor is very rich, he
lives in a very luxurious home, and he has power. The money is the most important thing in his life. It
worth more than human life. John Steinbeck said, “They knew his ignorance, his cruelty, his avarice,
his appetites, his sins” (9). He is very greedy person, materialist, ready to do anything to get money, he
is dishonest and tricky. Therefore, he has lack of values as well as the pearl buyers who seems to have
the same characteristics as the doctor. They are dishonest people, they tried to deceive Kino the simple
man and tried to take an advantage from him because he was uneducated. However, the poor people
who were living in this town which is “La Paz”, they had values and morals. They are simple people,
love and care about each other. They are uneducated who were deceived by the rich people as the
author said, “We do know that we are cheated from birth to the over change on our coffins” (54). They
are helpful, they were with Kino in every step he stepped. They thought if they didn't go with them to
the pearl buyers that would be shame.
3.The discovery of the pearl brings about several kinds of destruction. I think the pearl has destroyed
Kino's life. It affected Kino's relationship with...
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