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breeyanna | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 23, 2010 at 8:36 AM via web

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How does the setting of the story reflect changes in the characters?

the setting of the story changes throughout the book

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charcunning | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted September 26, 2010 at 11:37 AM (Answer #1)

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In the beginning, the story is set in the village, primarily around Kino's hut. He is described as a good man and as one that loves his wife and son.

However, by the end of the story, Kino and his family find themselves in a cave--that's going backward in evolution a bit, right?!

When Kino and Juana and their son are "trapped" on this mountain, the descriptions of Kino change drastically. He is described much like an animal is described--he almost becomes non-human.

Kino is at first a loving human, but by the end becomes an animal...all thanks to the greed he develops once he discovers the pearl!

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