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Greed In "The Pearl" By John Steinbeck

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In "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck there are many characters that show out to begreedy after Kino got the pearl. For example: the priest, the doctor and Kino.The priest turns out to be greedy when Kino gets the pearl. When the news came toHim he started to wonder whether he had baptized Coyotito and if he married Kino andJuana, he also started to think how much the pearl was worth, and what repairs wherenecessary to the church.The doctor also turns out to be greedy after the news that Kino ...view middle of the document...

When the doctor examined Coyotito, he said that the poison was insidethe baby's body still, and that Coyotito could die anytime soon. The doctor was lying all hewanted was money, and that was an easy way to get it.When Kino found the pearl, everything changed, at the beginning when he lookedat the pearl, all he could see in it were his dreams coming true, but after some time passed ,when Kino looked at the pearl all he could see in it was evil. Kino was also turning out to begreedy and evil, an example of that was when he kicked her on the side after she tried tothrow the pearl in the sea, another example was when he killed a man who tried to steal thepearl from him."The Pearl" by John Steinbeck is a story which contains great examples of greed.There are three characters in the story who turn out to be greedy after the main character,Kino finds "the pearl of the world", the priest, the doctor and Kino. But as the storydevelops more characters who play less important roles in the story also turn out to begreedy over Kino's treasure.Bibliography:Literature Textbook: Prentice Hall Literature

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