Many of the world’s issues revolve around wealth and greed. In The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, he tells the tragic story of a poverty stricken young couple and their baby who suffer from the consequences of wanting. After finding “the pearl of the world,” Kino and Juana are plagued with violence and misfortune that surround the pearl and its value, ultimately leading to the baby’s death. John Steinbeck’s intended theme of The Pearl is that greed for materialistic possessions can cloud judgment and emotions. During the story, Kino makes unwise decisions based on chances the pearl could bring. For example, after horrible events have happened, Kino still chooses to keep the pearl when he says, “I have it… and I will keep it. I might have given it as a gift, but now it is my misfortune and my life and I will keep it.” (Steinbeck 617) Even though his family has suffered, Kino still refuses to let go of what could be. He is intent on selling the pearl so that his wishes will become reality. In addition, Kino acts wildly and kills a man trying to steal the pearl, “He heard the rush, got his knife out and lunged at one dark figure and felt his knife go home…” (Steinbeck 613) In order to keep the pearl, Kino feels he must take drastic measures, like murdering a man. His choice of action might solve complications at the moment, but it will come back to haunt him. Holding on to the type of life the pearl presents leads Kino to turn down wrong paths. Kino and Juana’s tale shows that greed makes people blind with strong emotions. For example, when Juana tries to rid of the pearl, Kino acts violently towards her, “And rage surged in Kino… he struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders and he kicked her in the side.” (Steinbeck 613) Kino’s possessiveness for the pearl causes him to turn against his family that he loves. His family is left in ruins because of it. In addition, after their hut is set on fire, Juana tells Kino
In The Pearl, John Steinbeck describes pearl diving consisting of two ropes tied one to a stone and the other to a basket. The basket remained in the canoe while the rock went down under and lead him to the bottom of the water.
"Kino had two ropes, one tied to a heavy stone and one to a basket. He stripped off his shirt and trousers and laid his hat in the bottom of the canoe. The water was oily smooth. He took his rock in one hand and his basket in the other, and he slipped feet first over the….
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck - The theme of Greed
This theme emerges the moment the people of La Paz get to know about Kino's pearl and we begin to see changes in the characters.
All of them have their own selfish schemes when they learn about Kino's pearl. When they know that Kino has the pearl the village of La Paz is alive with avarice. Everyone wants something from Kino. Everyone was affected and wanted something from the pearl. Kino was the only one in….
In The Pearl, the author, John Steinbeck, uses the pearl to express what human nature is. At the beginning of the novel, the pearl that Kino finds is described as large as being incandescent and as "perfect as the moon"; by the end of the novel, Kino looks at the pearl it is "ugly, gray, like a malignant growth." In general, mankind’s are greedy, deceptive and evil. In the novel, Steinbeck tries to say that human nature tendency toward greed, deception and evil, which can cause something good and….
a close, pure kinship with the natural world, the source of his livelihood.
At the beginning of the novella, Kino is essentially content with his life. However, two seemingly chance occurrences—Coyotito’s scorpion sting and Kino’s discovery of the pearl—open Kino’s eyes to a larger world. As Kino begins to covet material wealth and education for his son, his simple existence becomes increasingly complicated by greed, conflict, and violence. The basic trajectory of Kino’s character is a gradual decline….
Humans are never satisfied; you give them one thing and they want something more. In the novel The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, the main character becomes consumed by wealth and a promising future. Kino changed drastically throughout the novel, loosing track of what was most important to him, his family. Kino went from having a simple and complete life as a fisherman in a warm and loving community to a life of never being satisfied. He was a loving father and husband that provided….
The Pearl is a novella by American author John Steinbeck, published in 1947. It is the story of a pearl diver, Kino, and explores man's nature as well as greed and evil. Steinbeck's inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, which he had heard in a visit to the formerly pearl-rich region in 1940. In 1947, it was adapted into a Mexican film named La perla. The story is one of Steinbeck's most popular books and has been widely used in high school classes.
The Pearl written by John Steinbeck, is a book about Kino a poor diver, gathering pearls from the Gulf beds of Mexico that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, during a day of diving, Kino loom’s from the sea with a pearl diffrent then the rest, bigger and more beautiful than any other. With the great pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security. John Steinbeck uses Kino’s canoe, the pearl, and….
The Pearl Book Response
Author: John Steinbeck
By Robbie Delany
In The Pearl, author John Steinbeck uses the pearl to express the theme of human nature when confronted by wealth. At the beginning of the novella, the protagonist Kino finds a pearl of immense size and beauty, claiming it to be 'as perfect as the moon'. However, by the final stages of the book it is looked upon with disgust, suggesting that it contains the devil and is 'grey, like a malignant growth'. Steinbeck….
The Pearl by John Steinbeck is a story about a pourished Indian and his family. One day his son Coyotito got stung by a scorpion so Kino’s wife Juana took her son to the doctor. The doctor refused to help them so Kino went out in search for a pearl. He found The Pearl of the world and then suddenly everyone wanted it. They then left the left there village to sell their pearl but some trackers were searching for them and ended up taking something very important from them. Though….
To create this symbol, Steinbeck personifies the town. The Gulf Another important element of the setting is the sea. It, too, takes on symbolic importance in the story. The Gulf provides the villagers with their livelihood and sustenance-fish and pearls. However, like the town, it cannot be trusted. Steinbeck uses the sea to make his readers aware that things are not always what the seem. "Although the morning was young, the hazy mirage was up. The uncertain air that magnified some things and blotted….