Themes in John Steinbeck's The Pearl. I need to know the most important ones.

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Themes most widely accepted of Steinbeck's The Pearl include the dangers of greed, corruption, pride, power, and obsession. 

 


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I think the most important theme in The Pearl is Obsession.

In Chapter II, Kino dives for pearls in a desperate attempt to find one of value with which to pay the doctor to treat Coyotito for the scorpion sting that could kill him. Instead, Coyotito’s condition improves, the result of Juana’s treating his wound with an “old remedy,” and Kino finds not just a valuable pearl but “the Pearl of the World.” With these two events, Kino’s life changes dramatically. In the magnificence of the huge, perfect pearl, Kino envisions a future unlike any he had ever dared to imagine; looking into...

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The Pearl by John Steinbeck depicts many themes, but the major one is greed. To put it shortly, greed is what drive Kino to set the stage for this novella. Kino finds a pearl, and knows that he will make a lot of money with it. The pearl buyers tried to buy the pearl for little value. Other men tried to steal, and even kill, for the pearl. Juana knew the Pearl was going to bring nothing but harm, but to throw away the pearl. Kino did not listen, because of his greed, he dedicated his families who life to the pearl and its promise. In the end, Kinos greed got the best of him, and resulted in his son, Coyotito's death.

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