The Pearl: Summary


The novella The Pearl is a story about greed , corruption, and good
against evil. The story starts out with a poor indian pearl diver named Kino,
who lives on the Baja penninsula . He lives with his wife Jauna and there son
Coyotito. they live a simple life until coyotito is stung by a scorpion. Kino
takes the baby to the rich doctor who will not treat him because they are poor.
So Kino gets into his boat to find a pearl. He finds a pearl "the size of a
seagull egg" , and they think there trouble is over.

conclusion:

Kino and Jauna ultimatly have to go to the capital to trade their pearl in. Some
trackers follow them to get the pearl. What insues is a chase through the
mountains ending up with the death of Coyotito. Finally , they come back home
and destroy the pearl forever.

thoughts:

this book has a good message about greed and humans. It tells us it is human
nature to want what someone else has.

Category: English