It is said that enemies of Kino wear "masks" in their dealing with him in The Pearl. Discuss one character of whom this would be true, explaining what the "mask" is and the reason for its use.

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The Doctor is racist and classist. He will not treat Coyotito because he is Indian (Native) and because he is poor. The Doctor essentially treats Kino, his family and the townspeople like animals. When Kino and Juana first approach the Doctor, he refuses to treat them, saying his profession is “not veterinary.”

When Kino obtains the beautiful pearl, the Doctor pretends to change his attitude. He goes so far as to visit Kino and calls him his client. The Doctor is actually just the same greedy racist he was before. He is wearing a mask of compassion in order to swindle Kino or just steal the pearl. He uses people to steal the pearl for him. So the Doctor’s attitude does not change toward them. The Doctor only pretends...

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