Why does Juana try to throw the pearl into the sea and how does Kino react?

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ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Juana sees earlier than Kino that the pearl is evil. After Kino kills a robber who is trying to steal the pearl, Juana begs Kino to get rid of the pearl. Kino, still holding on to his dream that Coyotito will be able to go to school refuses. After the pearl buyers offer Kino a very low price for the pearl and Kino says he will go to the capital to sell the pearl, Kino is attacked again. Realizing the danger they are in, Juana once again tries to get Kino to throw the pearl into the ocean. Early on the morning they are to leave for the capital, Juana takes matters into her own hands and tries to throw the pearl back into the ocean. Kino strikes her face, kicks her, and rescues the pearl. The ultimate result is tragedy for the entire family.

jpoehner | Student

She thinks it will bring evil.