That night, Kino hears noises outside the hut and goes outside to check on what is making the noise. Active Themes The music of the family and the music of the pearl combine, each making the other more beautiful.
Their job is to get the Indians to give over their pearls for less than their actual value by working together with the other pearl buyers in the city. At this point in the story, however, only Juana seems to recognize that the pearl is an evil instrument that will bring her family pain and heartache.
Kino's dreams, symbolized by his hopes for Coyotito, once so pure, are now mixed with a sense of danger and foreboding the song of evil. When Kino refuses, the doctor taunts him, knowing that Kino will reveal the hiding place of the pearl by a quick secret glance toward the pearl, which is exactly what happens.
Kino continues to believe that the pearl is not something evil but instead offers a more promising future for him and his family. Kino stops her, but as he returns from the shore, he is attacked.
Juana tells the priest that they are planning to marry, and he is satisfied that they will do good things with their newfound wealth. Kino is immensely happy about both the pearl and Coyotito and yells loudly enough that he attracts the attention of the other oyster divers, who race toward his canoe.
In their millions they followed a pattern minute as to direction and depth and speed. Kino tells the doctor he will pay him after he has sold the pearl in the morning.
The doctor thinks of his past life in Paris and what he could do now with the money. He becomes "every man's enemy," and the evil caused by the reports of the pearl is like the scorpion which bit little Coyotito.
The neighbors are always there, at the ready to echo and spread the word. The doctor goes outside, and Kino wraps up and hides the pearl.
But unlike the canoe it also carries with it the threat of violence, showing the connection between wealth and power and violence. While it appears that each buyer is working as an individual buyer, there is, in fact, only one buyer who stages the dealers separately in order to create the illusion of competition.
As noted elsewhere, the symbolic value of the pearl is beginning to take on various meanings, as a symbolic pearl has throughout all of Western literature. Kino leaps too late. The pearl is too dangerous, too valuable to keep exposed. Before leaving, the doctor warns Kino that the poison from the scorpion will return within the hour.
In biblical literature, a pearl of great price is something that is bought at great sacrifice, and it brings the kingdom of heaven. The doctor takes a look at Coyotito and is all, "Hmm! Kino leaves Juana alone to care for the ailing Coyotito while he, Kino, focuses his attentions on finding a place to conceal the pearl.
He opts for giving in to the doctor, because how can he deny his son care? News travels through the town at an inexplicably rapid pace. People watch in silence as the two walk silently, as in a trance. He pictures Coyotito at a desk and says aloud that his son will go to school.
Kino realizes the importance of knowing what is "in the books," but he doesn't know whether or not to trust the doctor; he is finally forced to do so, however, so that his son can get an education and can determine whether the books are true. He then gives Coyotito a mysterious capsule, which we speculate contains poison.
They turned and dived as a unit. Kino and Juana return momentarily to the rhythm with which the book opened, grounded in the earth and aware of the nature around them. The priest enters Kino's house and the Song of Evil follows close behind him.
Kino, Juana and Coyotito lay down together to sleep and Kino dreams of his son in school but the dream turns to a nightmare and Kino awakes to the sound of someone digging inside the house.
The first pearl buyer raises his offer to buy the pearl, but it is too late; Kino leaves. There, Kino hides Juana and Coyotito in a small cave and makes false tracks up the side of the mountain, hoping to mislead the trackers; he then hides in the cave with his family.
Then he hears a small sound from the corner of the house, which he recognizes as the sound of feet and fingers. At the same time, the desire for education is the desire to escape one's current situation, one's current culture. It is near dawn and Kino removes the pearl from its hiding place.
This motif is interrupted by the arrival of the doctor, and then Kino is filled with hatred and fear.
When they reach the first rise of the mountains, Kino tries to convince Juana to hide with Coyotito while he leads the trackers away, but she refuses so they head higher up the mountains to where Kino finds a stream.
A school of fish glitter in the estuary.The Pearl by John Steinbeck "In the town they tell the story of the great pearl - how it was found and how it was lost again. They tell of Kino, the fisherman, and of his wife, Juana, and of the baby, Coyotito.
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Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Pearl and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Free Chapter 3 summary of The Pearl by John Steinbeck. Get a detailed summary and analysis of every chapter in the book from agronumericus.com In Chapter 3 of John Steinbeck's 'The Pearl', Kino has returned to town with the pearl.
Word is getting out, and everybody wants to share in the potential fortune. Jan 05, · The Pearl Chapter 3by John Steinbeck, audiobook read by Education Monkey's Mike Vanemon.Download