Why does Juana know that the old life was gone forever?
Juana wishes that Kino abandon this dream turned dark; she desires a return to the Song of the Family and the preservation of their former life as she has a strong sense of foreboding; moreover, this former life is all that she has known of security.
What do you think Steinbeck means when he writes now in an instant Juana knew that the old life was gone forever what was the old life and how has it changed?
Explain the significance of the passage: “Now, in an instant, Juana knew that the old life was gone forever.” This line is significant because it marks the abandonment of her old, peaceful life. Juana sees Kino carrying a dead body and realizes that there is no way she can return to the days without the pearl.
What is the turning point in the novella where Juana realizes the past is gone forever?
The turning point in the novel is in Chapter 5, when Kino kills a man who has attacked him, trying to steal from Kino the pearl of great worth.
What did Juana know in her woman soul?
Juana in her woman’s soul, knew that the mountain would stand while the man broke himself; that the sea would surge while the man drowned in it.” Explain the significance of this passage. She knows that there are obstacles that even the strongest of men will not succeed in challenging.
What does Kino suggest Juana do when they are being tracked?
Kino and Juana collect their belongings and flee with Coyotito through the undergrowth, making no effort to conceal their tracks. When Juana takes a rest with Coyotito, Kino proposes that she hide while he moves on ahead. Until the trackers have been diverted, she can take refuge in a nearby town.
Why did Kino give Juana the pearl to throw away?
The doctor suggests that Kino keep the pearl in his safe, but Kino says that he has it secure. Juana tells Kino that the pearl is evil and will destroy them. She tells him to throw it away or break it, for it will destroy them.
What did the doctor do after he was finished treating Coyotito?
What did the doctor do after he was finished treating Coyotito? He offered to keep Kino’s pearl in his safe so it would not be stolen.
Who did Kino kill in the pearl?
Kino kills all three in a frenzy. However, he soon discovers that the random shot fired by the trackers has hit and killed Coyotito. Heartbroken, Juana and Kino return to La Paz. The two approach the gulf, and Kino looks at the pearl for the last time and sees in it an image of Coyotito with his head shot away.
What does Kino symbolize?
Kino represents ambition, but the symbol of the pearl changes. First it represents hope, finally the destructive force of greed. At first, the pearl represents a stroke of divine providence. Kino’s people have a prophecy about a great “Pearl That Might Be,” a perfect pearl that exists as a perfect possibility.
What Kino means?
How is Kino greedy in the pearl?
Kino himself is greedy when he refuses to dispose of the pearl that brings him danger. It seems that the pearl and material wealth in general brings out the greed in the people who seek it. Kino sacrifices everything that matters to him in his desire to keep the pearl and get the best price.
What did Kino buy with the pearl?
He looks into the pearl like a crystal ball and sees a vision of himself and Juana in the church, dressed in fancy clothes, finally getting officially married. Kino also wants to buy a rifle, a harpoon, and some new clothes for the family, but more importantly, he wants to be able to send Coyotito to school.
What symbolizes greed in the pearl?
The pearl elicits more and more greed on Kino’s part, as he begins to devote all his energies and possessions to protecting it (recalling the biblical parable of the pearl of great price). It thus comes to symbolize the destructive nature of materialism.
What bad thing happened to make Juana want to throw away the pearl?
Again at the end of the chapter (chapter four), Juana wants to throw away the pearl because it is evil. What evil thing happened? She went towards the shore to try to throw the pearl away.
Who is Kino scared of?
Kino is afraid the Gods will see his success he got on his own and take revenge on him for not giving back. Kino is getting ready to fight the townspeople that are responsible for stealing his pearl. How does Kino feel about the Doctor after he puts medicine in Coyotito to save him?
Who is Kino afraid of?
What are Kino’s fears? That someone will steal the pearl. He feared the doctor and didn’t trust him. He was afraid of making plans, but now that he had one, he could never destroy it.