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The Great Pearl Doomed Kino and His Family in "The Pearl"

Summary: The found pearl, rather than bring great fortune, shattered a peaceful existence, bringing suffering and death and a loss of freedom to Kino and his family. The pearl, however, did give Kino insight into human behavior, even his own.
Delighting in material wealth is our nature, including Kino and Juana, who found the great pearl of the world and wanted to improve their lives. After obtaining the great pearl, Kino began to create his fantastic ideas at once: attempting power, educating Coyotito that would challenge the control of the whites over the Mexican Indians, securing clothes, a Catholic marriage and a baptism, even weapons--a rifle and a harpoon. However, instead of a better life, Kino ended up with suffering disaster. Nevertheless, the pearl did provide Kino with an opportunity to gain without insight into human behavior--even himself.

Kino's discovery of the pearl shattered his peaceful existence. Before finding the pearl, Kino was content, respectful, cheerful and at peace. The Song of Family always came to his mind. Afterwards, Kino became unsatisfied, fearful, uneasy and violent. As a fisherman...

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