How Is The Pearl Admirable

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The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck, is about a man named Kino and his family’s adventures with a pearl. Kino, and his family struggle with money and believe that the great pearl they have found will lead them to fortune and happiness. Along the side of Kino throughout the whole story is Juana, the most admirable character. First, throughout the whole story, Juana knew what the pearl was doing to the family. She knew that the pearl was evil and that it was destroying the family the whole time, and she was smart enough not to get obsessed with it like Kino. She knew the whole time and even tried to warn Kino, even though he didn’t listen. “Kino, this pearl is evil. Let us destroy it before it destroys us. Let us crush it between two stones. Let us-let us throw it back in the sea where it belongs. Kino, it is evil, it is evil” (56-57)! This shows that Juana knew the whole time that it was evil and she saw what the pearl was doing even though Kino didn’t. She was acting very admirable and wasn’t acting stubborn like Kino. Second, Juana was by Kino’s side throughout the whole story, even if Kino was acting like a jerk to her. She was always keeping the family…show more content…
First, many believe Juana didn’t really do all that much during the hardships of the family and she was just holding the baby. Although she may not have been the main character in all of the action, I still believe that Juana was very important throughout the whole book, and she helped Kino and Coyotito the whole time. Second, Juana said that she was going to make sure that Coyotito didn’t cry so that he wouldn’t get caught by the trackers, but she did and it caused the death of Coyotito. I can see why many think that it was Juana’s fault to let Coyotito cry, but I don’t believe it was. Just think, babies cry all the time. Any baby cries at any given time. It’s what they

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