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Kino's Greed

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In the book, “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck, the authors shares many themes with the reader such as how greed is a catastrophic force that destroys, the way events can change life in a great unexpected way, and how the way colonial society believed they had a superiority to native people. Kino was content with his life before the pearl, and after he discovers the pearl he wants riches, wealth, status, and a “better” life for his son. The need and want for these materialistic things corrupted Kino’s innocence, and the pearl’s. Kino’s desire and ambition for wealth perverted the pearl’s naturally purity, good luck and natural beauty. Kino’s greed caused him to be violent towards his wife, his son’s death; his son one of the causes of his initial
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