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What does the pearl symbolize?

The pearl is a symbol of wealth which is quite ambivalent in its nature throughout the novel. When Kino first finds the pearl , it is a symbol of hope and salvation. But like wealth, the pearl represents all the evil in the world. It seems all the greed and evil surfaces in the presence of wealth.

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In this manner, what does the doctor symbolize in the Pearl?

The doctor - A small-time colonial who dreams of returning to a bourgeois European lifestyle. The doctor initially refuses to treat Coyotito but changes his mind after learning that Kino has found a great pearl . He represents the arrogance, condescension, and greed at the heart of colonial society.

One may also ask, what does the music in the pearl symbolize? The Song of the Pearl represents greed and how it can corrupt a person. The Song of Family, the Song of Evil, and the Song of the Pearl all represent how Kino is feeling and the current motif of the book.

Correspondingly, what do the pearl buyers symbolize in the Pearl?

The pearl buyers are middlemen for the big traders who make a lot of money out of the buying and selling of pearls . They are essentially parasites in that they don't risk their own necks diving into the sea and finding pearls themselves, but instead make their money off of the backs of brave pearl fishers like Kino.

What is the setting of the Pearl?

The Pearl (the setting ) The Pearl is set in a small fishing village in La Paz Mexico. A year is never mentioned, but it is probably during the early 1900's.

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