The Pearl Essay

675 WordsDec 26, 20113 Pages
Topic: It’s believed that both gods and human shape the life of Kino. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this perspective? The Pearl novella, which is a simple echoes a moral parable written by John Steinbeck, display the petty life of an Indian pearl diver Kino who is found the magnificent pearl. After discover the pearl, Kino wants to fulfill his desires to change his difficult life for a favor of social reputation Kino struggle hard to complete his dream, nevertheless; his life suffering a lot of pains since his lose his house, canoe, and son. To these destruction of Kino, some reader says that both Gods and human shape Kino’s life. However, I’m convinced that Kino himself destroyed and shape his life. Initially, Kino is a greedy person. In the story, once his son Coyotito was stung by scorpion and seriously ill, Kino was worried because he had no money to get his son cured. Juana prayed for Gods, that his husband could find a valuable pearl to exchange money. In contrast, when Kino found the pearl by his luck, he wants to sell it at the highest price. Eventhough, the pearl dealer didn’t offer him with a satisfactory offer, his son was in danger state, Kion didn’t accept the offered price 1500 peso which is a comparable wealth to him, to better his life. Still, he attempted to travel to city to sell it with his satisfactory price. After coming back Lapaz city, Kino’s family encounter a lot trouble, attacking from stranger, burning his house, losing his canoe and his son. Exactly, he said that don’t want something too much, some time it can drive the luck a way. On the other hand, when he had it he desired to sell it at biggest price, eventhough he loses his love properties he didn’t realize that the pearl is an evil thing. Until he lose his son that he know that his greed lead to destruction. Another important reason is that he is too stubborn.

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