The Pearl

What are the character traits of the priest?

the priest character traits

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The first time we meet the priest is shortly after he learns about Kino's pearl. He immediately thinks about what the pearl's proceeds could mean to the church..... and wonders what services he has performed for Kino's family. The priest is described as an older man, but someone who continues to be observant. Sadly, his first words to Kino are not concerns about the health of his son, or an offered prayer, but rather, a reminder to give thanks to God...... and the church. From the text, we can infer that he is also condescending.

The priest came in- a graying, aging man with an old skin and a young sharp eye. Children, he considered these people, and he treated them like children.


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