Theme for English B
Wallid Soukaki 8R
Kino Paragraph 1: Kino is an individual that knows the value of knowledge. Since he knows, he values it so much. Kino knows that the only way out of being the inferior group in his fishing village is to get educated. According to page 26 of The Pearl, ‘“My son will read and open the books, and my son will write and will know writing. And my son will make numbers, and these things will make us free because he will know- he will know and through him we will know.”’ This quote shows that kino wants to achieve his goal and to become superior to the spanish settlers. He knows he can do this if they have enough knowledge. Another quote that shows education is on page 27, “Kino saw himself and Juana squatting by the little fire in the brush hut while Coyotito read from a great book.” This quote shows that Kino thinks that eventually Coyotito will become educated. And because he will become educated he will have more power than anyone in the fishing village.
Kino Paragraph 2: Kino’s society think differently about education than Kino. Kino’s people think that education is impossible and if anyone was to be educated it would be a great fortune. On page 26 of The Pearl it asserts, “‘My son will go to school,’ he said, and the neighbors were hushed. Juana caught her breath sharply.” This quote shows that they think education is only for the rich. And the only reason Coyotito will be educated is because Kino found the Pearl. If Kino never found the pearl Coyotito would never go to school. When Kino’s people hear this they are surprised because school is for the rich. The word hushed signifies this because when someone hears something unbelievable they tend to quiet down. So by this I know that Kino’s people aren’t as accustomed to education just as Kino. They would be surprised if one of their kind went to school. On the other hand the rich part manipulates the poor part of the