Once the trackers pass by the hiding place, Kino and his family head toward high mountains. He then notices how quiet the night is.
He tackles her, takes the pearl back, and beats her violently, leaving her in a crumpled heap on the beach. That night, Kino is attacked by more thieves, and Juana once again reminds him that the pearl is evil. Unfortunately for Kino, the pearl buyers are all colluding with each other.
Juana finds the gem and submissively returns it to her man; she also urges him to flee to save himself from certain arrest. He heightens the difference between what Kino wants from the pearl and what it actually brings.
Juana again tries to dissuade him, but Kino refuses to listen, so Juana is helpless. That night, he is roused by an intruder digging around in the corner. Kino, realizing that the trackers will discover them in the morning, vows to attack the trackers before the trackers attack he and his family.
Kino howls, causing the other pearl divers to look up and race toward his canoe. Good and Evil -One of the biggest themes in this novel is the one between good and evil.
When the doctor asks Kino for payment, Kino says that his plan is to sell the pearl the next day. Because they are traveling at night, the next dawn they conceal themselves and settle down for the day.
Kino is immensely happy about both the pearl and Coyotito and yells loudly enough that he attracts the attention of the other oyster divers, who race toward his canoe.
Later, Juana rises in the dark, takes the pearl from the hut, and goes to the beach. As Kino makes his way back to the house, someone attacks him, and his house erupts in flames. Though his family is still the center of his actions, he is also driven by greed.
When Kino regain consciousness, Juana returns the pearl to him from where she found it lying behind a rock and tells him that they must flee the village because he has killed a man.
In the end, the finding of the great prize causes him to lose another, his son. At the shore, Kino pulls the pearl out of his clothing and takes one last, hard look at it. After a tracker shoots in the direction of the cries, Kino attacks the three trackers, killing all three of them.
Hoping to protect their son, Kino and Juana rush him to the doctor in town. The intruder smashes Kino on the head before departing.
The film was also released by RKO in as a co-promotion with the book. On the day that Kino is to sell the pearl, the other divers do not go diving.
The trackers stop—guess where—at the stream. By the evening of the fourth day, Kino and his family are holed up in a cave while the trackers camp in the mountain cleft below them.
The doctor offers to keep the pearl for Kino, and Kino refuses the request, but the doctor tricks Kino into revealing where Kino has hidden the pearl. Word travels through town that Kino has hit the mother lode.
The pearl brokers, acting together because they actually are agents for a single dealeroffer him a pittance. As he returns to the brush house, a group of hostile men confronts him and tries to take the pearl from him.
They make camp nearby, and two of the trackers sleep while the third stands watch.
One morning, calamity strikes when a scorpion stings Coyotito. Kino rushes back to the shore to prepare the canoe, while Juana returns home to gather Coyotito and their belongings.
The next day, Kino and Juana make their way back through town and the outlying brush houses. Kino and Juana begin the trip to the pearl buyers, followed by the entire village.
Kino carries a rifle stolen from the one of the trackers he killed, while Juana carries the dead Coyotito. Toward evening, the local priest visits Kino to bless him in his good fortune and to remind him of his place within the church.
Although Kino kills the scorpion, it still stings Coyotito. Later that same morning, Kino and Juana take their family canoe, an heirloom, out to the estuary to go diving for pearls. Kino and Juana reach the beach, where Kino offers the pearl to Juana to throw it in the sea.
Kino decides that he must attempt to attack them before the late moon rises.
Kino, Juana, and Coyotito then hide in the cave and wait for an opportunity to escape back down the mountain. Kino wakes up in the middle of the night to find his wife about two seconds away from chucking the pearl into the ocean.The Pearl by John Steinbeck is a fascinating story with the age-old moral to be careful what you wish for.
The novella features interesting characters, rich themes, and intense conflict to tell the story of what happens when your biggest wish comes true. Furious, Kino decides to forget the pearl buyers and go straight to the capital.
Now, Kino’s a bit of a homebody, so a trip up north is a big deal. Juana again tries to dissuade him, but Kino refuses to listen, so Juana is helpless. John Steinbeck's novella The Pearl was published in It tells the story of a poor family, father Kino, mother Juana, and child Coyotito, who try to live with the consequences of Kino's.
Kino, the novella's protagonist, is a young Mexican-Indian pearl diver married to Juana; they have a baby named Coyotito.
Their lives seem rather peaceful, but their tranquility is threatened when a scorpion bites Coyotito. Juana tells Kino to go to town and get the doctor, but Kino and their.
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