In “THE PEARL” family plays a crucial role in Kino’s journey, Kino confronts many obstacles when overcome with greed and his path of monomania, along this path he finds that his family will support him unconditionally. The loyalty of Kino’s family members brings Kino to a realization of his monomania and he decides to throw the pearl in the ocean. Juan Tomas is correct to shield Kino from the law because he wants to protect Kino and help him on his path to a better life for his family, even though Kino committed murder, his actions were in self defense and is morally sound. I believe that Juana is not correct to be submissive to kino and that she should have been more assertive with her ideas to protect her family from Kino’s actions and prevent
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Family is a strong connection to life. I feel that family roles in the book The Pearl show how they can affect the main character such as, Kino with the problems that he’s going through. In the book Kino murders a man with his knife in chapter five. The loyalty with Kino and his family members is that the all support him if he make any decisions on his own. Even though, Kino wants to make his own decisions he also want support from Juana and Juan to make sure he’s doing the right actions. Juan and Kino are true family members and his loyalty to Kino are capable by helping him shield Kino from committing murder even though it’s a crime. It is appropriate for Juana to take submissive to Kino because when taking a massive problem such as, murder
I believe that is because Kino thinks that the pearl is worth a lot of money. Therefore, even if Kino had an evil feeling and bad things were happening to him, he still kept moving forward. For example, Steinbeck quotes: “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.” (Steinbeck, 59). This quote is related to my thesis statement because Kino is trying to stop Juana from throwing the pearl away in order to move
At the beginning of the story they both felt content and happy as show in this quote “Sometimes it rose to an aching chord that caught the throat, saying this is safety, this is warmth, this is the Whole.”. They did not even speak because their understanding was so great. But after Kino found the pearl his relationship steadily deteriorates as shown in this quote “"Kino," she said huskily, "I am afraid. A man can be killed. Let us throw the pearl back into the sea." "Hush," he said fiercely. "I am a man. Hush.”. That shows that as time goes by Kino is acting ruder and harshly to Juana all because of the greed the pearl caused. Another example is "This thing is evil," she cried harshly. "This pearl is like a sin! It will destroy us," and her voice rose shrilly. "Throw it away, Kino. Let us break it between stones. Let us bury it and forget the place. Let us throw it back into the sea. It has brought evil. Kino, my husband, it will destroy us." And in the firelight her lips and her eyes were alive with her fear. But Kino's face was set, and his mind and his will were set” this quote shows that Juana is becoming increasingly fearful yet Kino is sure this is the way and is willing to do whatever is necessary to become wealthy. This causes a strain between their relation. Finally the worst thing Kino commits is the act of attacked Juana. He is described as a snake hissing at her and hitting her that makes her fall. He even continues to kick her after she has fallen and she accepts it and knows he may even murder her. This shows that Kino has broken all limits of humanity and is being consumed by
Kino was attacked by mean trying to steal the pearl. He killed one of them in self-defense but Juana tells him that does not matter. He will still face consequences from the townspeople once the body is found in the morning.
However, Kino was enraged with anger at Juana for trying to throw away his pearl. The pearl had changed him for the worse, it had become part of him he loved the pearl. Kino would do anything to make sure that nothing would happen to it, even if it meant beating up his wife in order to save his pearl.
In The Pearl, family supports Kino with his choices and are there to forewarn him about the consequences. The loyalty of Kino’s family members affect Kino’s actions because no matter what Kino did, they were there to help him through it and support him with whatever he happens to get himself into. In some ways, Juan Tomas was incorrect to aid Kino in certain situations because Kino did murder a man but, Juan Tomas remained by his side and sustained his brothers selections. My response to whether Juana was correct to remain by Kino’s side is still undecided because she did have the authority to “walk out” and desert Kino, but she abided by Kino’s side and decided to stay. To be honest, I do think that each character possessed a choice because,
When the injured Juana returns to their home, she sees “a dead man in the path and Kino’s knife, dark bladed beside him.” Kino has become so determined to get what he wants that he kills a man for trying to take the pearl from him, committing a violent act that shatters any hope at peace. Juana sees that there is “nothing to do but save themselves,” because this act has finally destroyed any hope at returning to “the old peace” unscathed. Kino is not the only one to be violent, however. After the murder, Kino goes to find his boat.
In the novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck the protagonist throughout the book is Kino. Kino throughout the book changed a lot with things like his attitude, mindset, etc. Kino went from being a very happy, family man to a greedy, inconsiderate family man. Kino's overall mindset and attitude change came from the outside influences such as the pearl and the townspeople. Kino became a corrupted character in the book because of the many different situations he had to deal with. In the book the protagonist Kino changes in a negative way because he was corrupted by many outside influences.
Kino was a man simply looking to improve his family's way of living using the pearl. Domestic/Spousal abuse means “willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” However, Kino and Juana were never legally married. Furthermore, Kino only looked for what was best when it came to improving his family's well being. Kino's mind had considered in the past and had given up as impossible. In the pearl, he saw Juana and Coyotito and himself standing and kneeling at the high altar, and they were being married now that they could pay. Kino was not legally married so what he did does not fall
In the novella the pearl, family plays an immense role. Loyalty towards Kino from his family is very important, especially from Juana (his wife) and Juan Tomás (his brother). An example for Juana is when she chooses to stay with Kino after he had struck her and hurted her at the beach. An example for Juan Tomás is when he chooses to shield Kino after committing the crime of murder. This affects Kino’s actions because Juana and Juan Tomás could have chosen to not do anything for him after he did what he did.
Kino is attacking Juana because she was trying to throw the pearl back into the ocean. She is doing this because it has brought evil to Kino and the family, and Juana just wants to do what is right for him. However, when Kino catches up to her, “He struck her in the face with his clenched fist and she fell among the boulders, and he kicked her in the side” (59). Clearly, Kino is becoming more violent and evil. The reader can tell that the pearl is influencing him because before he would never have injured Juana this badly.
He imagined a better life for his family. Despite everything that went wrong, despite people telling him to throw the pearl away, Kino continued to believe in the value and importance of the pearl. Early on Juana tried to convince Kino to get rid of the pearl, “‘This pearl is a sin! It will destroy us,’ and her voice rose shrilly ‘ throw it away.’”(John Steinbeck 38). Kino would have ordinarily taken into consideration his wife’s concerns and this was out of character. While under the spell of the pearl, It didn’t matter to him that Juana had his best interest in mind when she advised him to get rid of the pearl. Even after Kino was attacked, he was unwavering in his conviction in the value of the pearl, “but Kino’s face was set, and his will was set” Kino was given many chances to throw away the pearl, but yet he was stubborn and continued to believe in the pearl even though his world was falling apart and even though he could lose
Juano suggests that they should throw the pearl back into the water because of the terrible things that it has done to their family. By this point, Kino has also been engulfed by greed, and disagrees with her, wanting to keep the pearl so his family can be rich and so he can afford a good education for his son. In the night while Kino is sleeping, Juana takes the pearl outside to throw back into the ocean. Kino wakes up and when he finds out, he is flooded with anger. In the book, it is described that, “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 her side” (59). This shows that greed for the pearl made him hurt his own
The role family plays in The Pearl is Juana and Juan Tomas support Kino and his choices about the pearl and what he decides to do with it. Kino faces many struggles and his family was there to help him with overcoming those obstacles. Loyalty of Kino’s family members affect his actions because even though he made the wrong choices, Kino’s family stayed loyal to him throughout his decisions. Juan Tomas was correct to shield Kino because he wanted to protect his family and wanted Kino to be protected and live a good life instead of him struggling with himself and family. Juana was not correct to be submissive because she should be treated better and stand up for herself for making her own decisions and actions.
Greed worked its way through the characters of the story. Therefore each of their actions came back to the pearl and Kino. Racism had been part of Kino life because of his skin color, race, and culture. However consequently of the pearl people thought they could take advantage of him because he had no education. So if he were taken advantage of he would know how to prove it, for instance, the pearl buyers. Kino believed that what he thought was love was greed. Which made him lose sight of right from wrong, and he did not understand that until the end of the story when Coyotito died, and he threw away the pearl. To summarize everyone in the city of La Paz and had a part in and to blame for the misfortune that Kino and Juana