Pearl By John Steinbeck: Song Analysis

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the end everything turns out good. The Pearl symbols beauty and wealth so anyone can get interested and attached to it as much as Kino did. Throughout the book, Kino changes about what is important about life as he copes by resolving his internal conflicts.
In the beginning of the book, the things that are important to Kino are: his family and his boat. “Sometimes it rose to an aching chord that caught the throat, saying this is safety, this is warmth this is the Whole”(Steinbeck , 3). Kino’s importance was his family. He felt happy and safe with his family which was Juana and Coyotito. Kino always heard the family song which Juana sang softly (an ancient song that had only three notes). “For a man with a boat can guarantee a woman that she
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“After all, a thousand pesos was not to be thrown away. It was comparative wealth to a man who was not wealthy. And suppose Kino took a thousand pesos. Only yesterday he had nothing.”( Steinbeck, 50). Kino didn’t want to sell he’s pearl to the pearl buyers. He thought he was being cheated for the price, but it was more money that he has ever seen or had. Kino felt ignorant because he didn’t know if he was being cheated for the price of the pearl and that’s why he wanted Coyotito educated so he decided to go to the Capital. “It bit through neck and deep into the chest, and Kino was a terrible machine now. He gasped the rifle even as he wrenched free his knife” (Steinbeck, 86-87). Kino felt unprotected because people who wanted the pearl were going after him and injuring he’s family. Kino needed to throw away the pearl or else him and he’s family would of died. Kino always needed to carry he’s knife with him to at least feel good about himself. Kino finally learns he’s lesson, so he tries to kind of fix it by throwing away the pearl, but the guilt is always in

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