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The Pearl MATERIAL SOCIETY MATERIAL THOUGHTS Ever since Midas lust for gold it appears to be that man has acquired a greed and appetite for wealth Juana the Priest and the doctor have all undergone a change due to money They are all affected by their hunger for wealth and inturn are the base for their own destruction and the destruction of society Steinbecks The Pearl is a study of mans self destruction through greed Juana the faithful wife of Kino a paltry peasant man had lived a spiritual life for what had seemed like as long as she could remember When her son Coyito fell ill from the bite of a scorpion she eagerly turned towards the spiritual aspects of life Beginning to pray for her sons endangered life The doctor who had resided in the upper-class section of the town refused to assistant the child turning them away when they arrived at the door Lastly they turned to the sea to seek their fortune When Juana set sight on the Pearl of The World she felt as though all her prayers had been answered if she could have foreseen the future what she would have seen would have been a mirror image of her reality Juanas husband was caught in a twisted realm of mirrors and they were all shattering one by one In the night he heard a sound so soft that it might have been simply a thought and quickly attacked the trespasser This is where the problems for Juana and her family began The fear that had mounted in Kinos body had taken control over his actions Soon even Juana who had always had faith in her husband had doubted him greatly It will destroy us all she yelled as her attempt to
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