The Pearl Research Paper

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The Pearl is a symbol that changes from a wonderful gift that will save this poor family and give them a better life, then changes to this object that brings evil, death, and hate into the lives of a family, with a lust for a new life, and values that help them see the evil in this Pearl. In the book the pearl shows the way that greed, hope, and family values can change a family, the way they live and how there feelings and emotions of a family are damaged by one object. At first the pearl gave hope Kino and his family because he would be able to give them a better and easier life. As Kino continued to think about the life he could have with the pearl, Kino realized he had all these dreams and ideas that because of the pearl could come true. …show more content…
He needed money for his son to go to the doctor, him and his family went out and had hope that they could find the pearl that might be, like explained in the book, "But in the song there was a secret little inner song, hardly perceptible, but always there, sweet and secret and clinging, almost hiding in the counter-melody, and this was the Song of the Pearl That Might Be, for every shell thrown in the basket might contain a pearl.” The pearl symbolizes that Kino could save his family from the poor and uneducated life and he held onto that hope when he went looking for the great pearl, as said, “The shell was partly open, for the overhang protected this ancient oyster, and in the lip-like muscle Kino saw a ghostly gleam, and then the shell closed down. His heart beat out a heavy rhythm and the melody of the maybe pearl shrilled in his ears.” The symbol of the hope of pearl gives Kino an excitement and energy that helps him continue to hope his family can become a better one, and is happy that he found the …show more content…
Let us crush it between two stones. Let us-let us throw it back in the sea where it darkness that lures over the pearl leads to the death of his son. Then when they finally saw the dark of the pearl they both realized they had to get rid of the pearl, like when said " He looked into its surface and it was gray and ulcerous. Evil faces peered from it into his eyes, and he saw the light of burning. And in the surface of the pearl he saw the frantic eyes of the man in the pool. And in the surface of the pearl he saw Coyotito lying in the little cave with the top of his head shot away. And the pearl was ugly; it was gray, like a malignant growth. And Kino heard the music of the pearl, distorted and insane” and "And Kino drew back his arm and flung the pearl with all his might. Kino and Juana watched it go, winking and glimmering under the setting sun.” The pearl is a symbol of darkness and all the evils, and bad parts of the

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