Kino Kino is the main character. He is married to Juana and has a baby named Coyotito. As a living, he dives for pearls and sells them. Kino does not make much money and has trouble supporting his family. However, he later finds a pearl that could change his life for good or worse.
Juana Juana is married to Kino and is the Mother of Coyotito. Juana is young and also doesn't work. She cares most about her family and helping Coyotito get better. She sometimes doubts the goodness of a large pearl and what it is worth.
Coyotito Coyotito is the son of Juana and Kino. He is a young baby whose life is threatened very early on. He was bitten by a scorpion and is very sick. Juana helps save him by sucking out the venom from his wound. The doctor is brought in to "help" him.
This is Kino after he went pearl diving and found the life changing pearl. Kino was very excited and knew that the huge pearl could take him and his family out of poverty. He screams with joy and feels relieved to have gotten the luck.
This is Juana after she finds out that someone tried to break in to find the pearl. She realizes that the pearl brings people lots of jealousy and could possibly bring the family danger. She knows the pearl can help the family but she wants it gone. When Kino says no, is makes her angry
This is Coyotito after he gets bitten by the scorpion. He is in pain and verge of death at such a young age. This causes panic in the household and thats why the pearl brings lots of joy to the family (at first).