Symbolism for the Pearl


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By: Arianna Li and MIchelle Zhao Period 5

Storyboard Text

  • Kino symbolizes greed. After he finds the pearl, he had overcome the greed and he would do anything, including murder, to keep the pearl and gain a lot of wealth from it.
  • The boat in Kino's possession symbolizes his escape from poverty. He could use it to move to another place where he could sell the pearl for money.
  • The pearl represents hope. After Kino finds the pearl that is worth a lot of money, he is filled with hope and happiness that Coyotito will be able to be educated and have a better life than Kino has in poverty. Kino finds hope in his future also that he will be able to offer more to his family.
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