The Pearl Essay | Human Natures Reflected from the Pearl

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Human Natures Reflected from the Pearl

Summary: John Steinbeck expresses in the novel, The Pearl, that human nature is inherently greedy, deceptive and evil. In the example of the doctor, it is seen that people are still greedy even though they already have plenty of material wealth. The example of the dealers---they made a cheating plan to fix the price of the pearl, reveals the deception in human nature in the way it deals with money.
Human natures reflected from The Pearl

What would you do if you find the greatest pearl in the world? This is what happened to Kino---a poor fisherman in the novel The Pearl, who accidently finds the Pearl of the World. This event marks a changing point in Kino's life. In The Pearl John Steinbeck uses Kino's story to illustrate that humans tend to be greedy, deceptive and evil in nature.

First of all, in The Pearl, it is clear that human nature is greedy. One of the most significant examples is the character of the fat doctor. He is the only doctor living in the city nearby that Kino can find from his outlying village. The doctor was already rich before Kino found the great pearl; he has plenty of material wealth. This is seen in the quote "In his chamber the doctor sat...

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