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The Pearl by John Steinbeck is the story of an intrepid man named Kino and the dilemma that he goes through when he finds a pearl For the diver Kino finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better lifefor his impoverished family This dream blinds him with a greed and initiates the events leading to a terrible tragedy Stieinbecks theme for this book is to not let greed overtake youKinos family suffered much hardship before they found the pearlAll he ever wanted was to be rich and live the great life watch his baby growup and learn to read the books My son will read and open the books andhe will write and he will know the writing When Kino find the pearlhis emotion broke over him He now found the one thing that would make him happy He believed that since he had a pearl he could have allthe things he ever wanted or desired After buying new clothes he had planned to marry Juana but it was not to be Having all this power drove him mad Kino thought that he could handle this power but he could notHe did not realize that this great gift could result in death not just to his ownheart but to other people around him This eventually happens when Kinokills a man who was watching him and his wife on the beach The only reason Kino killed the man was because Kino thought that the man was after his pearl Kino kills another victim only this time it is his very ownson Eventhough the death of his son was very traumatic for Kino he andJuana traveled back to his village and threw the pearl back into the seaKino now knows that his impetuous thought of wealth leads to nothing but
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