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Character Analysis of Kino from The Pearl Kino a character from the story The Pearl is a prime example of a developing character From the start through to the end he develops drastically At the beginning he was thought out to be a good loyal husband but as time went on he became a selfish greedy person who would do anything for moneyWhen the story began Kino seemed to be a good husband who wanted nothing more than to be able to support his family After a scorpion had stung Coyotito Kino prayed that he would find a pearl not to become a rich man but so that he could pay the doctor to heal the baby as he would not work freeAfter Kino had spent long hard hours searching the ocean floor he finally found the pearl he had worked for At first when he found it he only wanted to pay the doctor to cure Coyotito However as time passed he began to think of all the things that he could acquire with the money form the pearl and began to develop greed and selfishness When people asked him what he would buy now that he was a rich man he was quick to list several items that came to his mind One of these items was a rifle Kino wanted a rifle because he wanted to show power over the rest of his villageWhen Kino took the pearl to the pearl buyers to sell he was offered one thousand pesos Kino declined that offer claiming that his pearl was The Pearl of the World By reacting in such a manner he yet again demonstrates his greed It is not about saving Coyotito anymore for he is already feeling well it is now about the money Although one thousand pesos was more money than Kino had ever seen he demanded that he would get fifty thousand pesosLater in the text Kino discovers Juana
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