Is the Pearl good or evil?
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Also to know is, is Kino greedy in 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 money.
One may also ask, what is the main theme of the Pearl? The Pearl is a parable that demonstrates the evils of greed and ambition. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito are a happy, but poor family until the discovery of the pearl throws them into the sudden possibility of wealth.
Correspondingly, what do the songs symbolize in the Pearl?
The Song of Evil It's the music of their life together and reflects their peaceful interaction with one another, even in silence. Scorpions often symbolize the corruption of innocence in literature. However, in The Pearl the scorpion represents a seemingly arbitrary and unmotivated evil that exists in mankind.
What does the pearl symbolize?
The pearl is a symbol of wealth which is quite ambivalent in its nature throughout the novel. When Kino first finds the pearl, it is a symbol of hope and salvation. But like wealth, the pearl represents all the evil in the world. It seems all the greed and evil surfaces in the presence of wealth.