The Pearl

The Pearl: Essay Q&A

1. In what ways does Kino defy the patterns of life in the town and how does this change him? Kino begins the novel poor and unable to think beyond the confines of his native fishing village. After discovering of the pearl, however, Kino begins to dream of possibilities for his family, most notably an …

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The Pearl: Top Ten Quotes

Description of the morning that begins the story: “It was a morning like other mornings and yet perfect among mornings” (4). The narrators observation following Kinos claim that he will purchase a rifle: “For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more: “And this …

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The Pearl: Theme Analysis

Good versus Evil The most prominent theme in the parable of the pearl is that of the struggle between good and evil. As is the case with most parables the characters and events of the story are rendered more definitely aligned with good or evil than would be possible to appreciate amongst the degree of …

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