How Does Kino Change Throughout The Novel

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In the book The Pearl by John Steinbeck, there is a character that goes by they name of Kino. I will be explaining my views on how Kino’s mind works and what he can change to make himself a better character. While I was reading The Pearl I noticed many actions he did and thoughts he said to himself. According to the 12 Intellectual Indicators, I have made my decision that Kino is an Intellectual character, but also there was some times when Kino put forth bad actions and thoughts. This made me think he wasn't an intellectual character. I looked at his overall character and he is an intellectual character. I'm going to start with the major bad choices he made. While reading I noted where he did they specific indicator and why. In they first…show more content…
Kino was awake and watching what she was doing. In the story it says “Kino saw Juana arise silently from beside him.....And then like a shadow she glided toward the door. She paused for a moment beside the hanging box where Coyotito lay, then for a second she was black in the doorway, and then she was gone and rage surged in Kino........She burst clear out of the brush line and stumbled over the little boulders toward the water, and then she heard him coming and she broke into a run. Her arm was up to throw when he leaped at her and caught her arm and wrenched the pearl from her. He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side.........Kino looked down at her and his teeth were bared. He hissed at her like a snake, and Juana stared at him with wide unfrightened eyes, like a sheep before the butcher.” I took note and said it was another example of negative impulsivity. I said this because instead of thinking about the actions he does, he smacked Juana, his wife, because she was going to throw his pearl into the ocean. Now being Kino, you can put yourself in his shoes and you would be pretty mad because your wife took something from you in secret without telling you. Kino shouldn’t had done that because Juana is supporting him and telling what to do and what not to do. Back in the beginning he…show more content…
I found another indicator. “Kino moved cautiously so that the water would not be obscured with mud or sand......Kino, in his pride and youth and strength, could remain down over two minutes without strain, so that he worked deliberately, selecting the largest shells. Because they were disturbed, the oyster shells were tightly closed. A little to his right a hummock of rubbly rock stuck up, covered with young oysters not ready to take......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.” I imdentified this part of the story as Using all the senses. I said because he was being really careful and trying not to destroy everything. When Kino was underwater, he was looking for a pearl to pay the doctor and he desperately when to the ocean or a bed he knew about, tried to find a pearl and pay the doctor with it but when he was down in the water, his chances of finding a pearl were actually pretty low. Anyway he used his sight to see where the pearls were and his touch to feel around in the sand. Another great example is when he was out in the desert fleeing from the enemies he had made. “Kino stirred in a dream, and he cried out in a guttural voice, and his hand moved in symbolic fighting. And then he moaned and sat up suddenly, his eyes wide and his nostrils
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