How does Kino and his behavior change throughout The Pearl?
It is clear that throughout the novella Kino changes greatly thanks to the introduction of the pearl into his life. He starts off as your average hard-working Mexican fisherman, desperately trying to provide for his wife and son and battling against poverty and discrimination to succeed in this goal.
However, with the advent of the pearl into their lives, which should have been a blessing, it is clear that evil only comes. The pearl's malign influence distorts Kino's perceptions of reality and causes him to become absolutely fixated on getting the right price...
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kino is a cool dude