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An essay on the novel The Pearl Good use of descriptions The Curse of the Oyster In The Pearl by John Steinbech evil transforms certain humble citizens into envious savages Evil was exhibited by the doctor who refused to treat Coyotito because his parents had no money When the doctor heard of Kino and Juanas fortune in finding the pearl of the world 722 he boasted that they were patients of his while thinking of a better life for himself in Paris Coyotito was healed when the doctor finally came to their straw hut He deceived Kino by giving the baby a white powder that made him go into convulsions An hour later he came and gave Coyotito the remedy and immediately wanted to know when he was getting paid The evil in the pearl had reached the heart of the doctor The pearls evil did not restrict itself to infecting Kinos peers it also affected Kino himself He wanted to sell the pearl and use the money to better his familys standard of living He had dreams and goals that all depended on the pearl When Juana wanted to destroy the pearl Kino beat her unmercifully He struck her in the face and she fell among the boulders and he kicked her in the sideHe hissed at her like a snake and she stared at him with wide unfrightened eyes like a sheep before a butcher 742 Juana saw through the outer beauty of the pearl and knew it would destroy them but Kinos vision was blurred by the possible prosperity the pearl brought The malignant evil then spread to a secret cult known only as the trackers This corrupt band of ruffians attacked and destroyed Kinos life The very night that the trackers learned of Kinos pearl they tried to
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