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MATERIAL SOCIETY MATERIAL THOUGHTS Ever since Midas lust for gold it appears to be that man hasacquired a greed and appetite for wealth Juana the Priest andthe doctor have all undergone a change due to money They are all affected by their hunger for wealth and inturn are the base fortheir own destruction and the destruction of society SteinbecksThe Pearl is a study of mans self destruction through greed Juana the faithful wife of Kino a paltry peasant man hadlived a spiritual life for what had seemed like as long as shecould remember When her son Coyito fell ill from the bite of ascorpion she eagerly turned towards the spiritual aspects of lifeBeginning to pray for her sons endangered life The doctor whohad resided in the upper-class section of the town refused toassistant the child turning them away when they arrived at thedoor Lastly they turned to the sea to seek their fortune WhenJuana set sight on the Pearl of The World she felt as thoughall her prayers had been answered if she could have foreseen thefuture what she would have seen would have been a mirror image ofher reality Juanas husband was caught in a twisted realm ofmirrors and they were all shattering one by one In the night heheard a sound so soft that it might have been simply athought and quickly attacked the trespasser This is wherethe problems for Juana and her family began The fear that hadmounted in Kinos body had taken control over his actions Sooneven Juana who had always had faith in her husband had doubted himgreatly It will destroy us all she yelled as her attempt torid the family of the pearl had failed Kino had not listenedhowever and soon Juana began to lose her spiritual side and for along time she had forgotten her prayers that had at once meant somuch to her She had tried to help Kino before to much trouble
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