What do you think of your ending of the story?What is your opinion after you read the ending of the story?

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dneshan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The ending of the story directly coincides with the message or theme that the author of the parable intends to convey throughout the story.  The message that the author wants to convey is that greed is a destructive force that can ruin people and their lives.  At the start of the story, Kino is a family-oriented man who is concerned about nothing more than taking care of his wife and baby.  Once he finds the people it completely takes over his life.  Kino even says that "the pearl has become my soul."  This tells the reader that Kino's greed over what the pearl can bring him has taken over his life and has turned him into a greedy person with only one thing on his mind -- money.  The end of the story shows what happens when greed and a need for excessive wealth take over.  Kino turns into a violent person and his need to protect the pearl replaces his need to protect his family, resulting in the death of his son, Coyotito.  The ending makes perfect sense when you look at it in terms of the message that the author is trying to convey.