What happens in Chapter 5 of the Pearl?

What happens in Chapter 5 of the Pearl?

Kino stealthily follows her as she heads toward the shore. When she hears him in pursuit, Juana breaks into a run, but Kino apprehends her just as she is preparing to hurl the pearl into the water. Grabbing the pearl from her, he punches her in the face and kicks her in the side when she falls down.

What does the pearl symbolize in Chapter 5?

Kino’s Canoe It is also significant that Kino’s possession of the pearl leads directly to the canoe’s destruction, in Chapter 5, an event that symbolizes Kino’s devastating decision to break with his cultural heritage because he wishes to pursue material gain.

What happens to Kino’s canoe?

Unfortunately, one of Kino’s enemies ruined his sacred canoe to prevent him from fleeing the village. Kino then runs towards his house and discovers that it is on fire. Juana ends up meeting him with Coyotito in her arms and says that the entire house was ransacked before their enemies set it ablaze.

Who killed Coyotito in the Pearl?


What is Kino’s real name?


Why is Kino angry with Juana?

She had known he would be angry because she had suggested throwing the pearl away the night before, and he had said no, emphatically stating, “I am a man”, and vowing to fight for what was his.

What happens to make Juana want to throw away the pearl?

What bad thing happened to make Juana want to throw away the pearl? AN Intruder invades their home smashes Kino’s head, but Kino knifes him. This makes Juana want to throw the pearl away.

What is the name that Kino gives to the Pearl?

The Pearl of the World

What does Juana symbolize in the Pearl?

In fact, Juana comes to view the pearl as a symbol of evil. Juana also symbolizes the family’s domestic happiness; the scene in which Kino beats her for trying to cast off the pearl thus represents Kino’s tragic break from the family he longs to support.

How long could Kino stay underwater?

Kino is skilled and can stay under water for two minutes, expertly choosing the best oysters.