Even a strong person who recognizes their priorities can still become corrupt with too much power.
There is no better example of a person falling into the path of evil and corruption than in a novel written by John Steinbeck.
Dreams and Ambition Ambition is a characteristic that is innate in human nature.
However, in the novel ambition is a sin punishable by a higher power and is a reason behind Kino’s downfall.
When Kino first finds the pearl, it is a symbol of hope and salvation.
The pearl and what it holds of wealth represents a great potential for the family and so their ambitions grow big.That being said, the novel ends as Juana and Kino walk side by side as equal partners.It seems that family is somewhat restored when the pearl is no longer in Kino’s possession.The moral of the story is that money cannot buy happiness.The pearl The pearl is a symbol of wealth which is quite ambivalent in its nature throughout the novel.Moreover, one should not aim above or below their inherent position in society.Family Kino lives in harmony with his family up until Coyotito is poisoned.Kino desires to rise into superiority by giving his child a good education and having new clothes for him and his wife, all of those are innocent dreams of a poor man in a rich man’s world.Kino’s dreams are simply dreams and could not come true because they would upset the social hierarchy.The pearl dealers are greedy and want to trick Kino into selling his pearl for less than it’s worth.The town’s people are Kino’s neighbors in daylight, but turn into Kino’s attackers and enemies at night as they try to take the pearl away from him.