The Pearl

Theme of Poverty

themes of povety in the book pearl

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Poverty, as depicted in The Pearl, is a result of colonial oppression. Kino, like the others in his village, belongs to the lowest social class. His opportunities do not change, he has no hope for advancement, and his culture is facing extinction. Finding the pearl is life changing, or so Kino thinks.


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