Essay about John Steinbeck 's The Pearl

782 Words Oct 6th, 2015 4 Pages
Money could change a person. It causes greed, and greed is evil. It turns people against each other , and brings bad luck. Money is the root of all evil. John Steinbeck, famous American writer, wrote the novella The Pearl. In The Pearl, Kino’s son Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion, and Kino takes him to the doctor. Kino is rejected by the doctor because of his poorness, so he looks for a pearl to pay the bill. Once Kino finds a great pearl, he becomes greedy for riches. Kino’s neighbors become jealous, and constantly try to steal the pearl. Kino’s greediness puts his family in danger, and could possibly hurt them. Throughout the book, Kino changes what is important in life as he copes by resolving his internal conflicts.
In the beginning of the book, the things that were important to Kino were his family and his boat. The book says, “It was very good-Kino closed his eyes again to listen to his music.” (Steinbeck, 1-2). This shows the Kino shows strong love for his family, and values the days he gets to spend with them. Therefore, KIno’s family is one thing that is very important in his life. The book also says, “For a man with a boat, can guarantee a woman will eat something.” (Steinbeck, 14). This means as long as a man has a boat, he will be able to fish and bring food to his home. Kino values his boat very much. It was passed down from generation to generation till it was passed to him. However, Kino finds a pearl, and all of his ideas of what is important in life…

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