The Pearl

The Pearl

Ever since Midas lust for gold, it appears to be that man has
acquired a greed and appetite for wealth. Juana, the Priest, and the
doctor have all undergone a change due to money. They are all affected by
their hunger for wealth and inturn are the base for their own destruction,
and the destruction of society. Steinbecks “The Pearl” is a study of mans
self destruction through greed.
Juana, the faithful wife of Kino, a paltry peasant man, had lived a
spiritual life for what had seemed like as long as she could remember.
When her son Coyito fell ill from the bite of a scorpion, she eagerly
turned towards the spiritual aspects of life. Beginning to pray for her
sons endangered life. The doctor who had resided in the upper-class
section of the town, refused to assistant the child, turning them away when
they arrived at the door. Lastly they turned to the sea to seek their
fortune. When Juana set sight on the “Pearl of The World.” she felt as
though all her prayers had been answered, if she could have foreseen the
future what she would have seen would have been a mirror image of her
reality. Juanas husband was caught in a twisted realm of mirrors, and
they were all shattering

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