Quote by John Steinbeck: “It was supposed that the pearl buyers were indi...”
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In The Pearl, what does the first pearl buyer tell Kino about the pearl?
It was noted that the town was very much like a type of organism in the last chapter. Here again, Steinbeck begins this chapter by comparing the town to a larger unit, or organism, in which no single action is separate from any other. Only when one person deviates from the general pattern of the rest of the unit is there a significant change. In this chapter, Kino will step out of the known and trusted pattern of behavior; he will no longer be a part of the larger organism; as such, he will be more vulnerable to the enemy since he does not have the collective protection of the entire organism. Significantly, the entire town knows that Kino is going to sell his pearl today.
All rights reserved. La Paz is a gossip-ridden town. As such, everyone and their mother knows that Kino is going to sell his pearl today. It used to be, we are told, that the pearl buyers would try to outbid one another to buy a pearl. All the spectators stand around and talk about the things they would do if they had found the pearl, like buy world peace. Juana dresses herself and Coyotito in their finest clothes from her marriage and his baptism , and she and Kino lead the procession into town. Juan cautions his brother not to get cheated by the pearl-buyers.
Why are the pearl buyers excited to buy a pearl at the lowest price even if they do not stand to profit directly from the sale? What does this reveal about human nature? The narrator explains that it is part of human nature for men to want to do their best, regardless of the nature of the task. How did the pearl divers try to get better prices for their pearls? What happened?
From the SparkNotes Blog
Word spreads throughout the town of La Paz that Kino will be selling his great pearl. The pearl buyers are especially excited, and the pearl fishers abandon their work for the day to witness the transaction. Over breakfast that morning, the brush-house neighborhood teems with speculation and opinion. Kino, Juana, and Coyotito wear their best clothes for the occasion, and Kino dons his hat with care, anxious to appear a serious, vigorous man of the world. As Kino and Juana set out from their brush house, the neighbors fall in line behind them.
Chapter 4 John Steinbeck. Then every unit communicates to the whole. And once it had been so. This was extravagant and not to be countenanced. The sun was quarter high when they were ready.
Answer: In the first chapter, it tells that there is a family consist of 3 people, which are Kino, Juana, and Coyotito. Coyotito, Kino and Juana son got stung by a scorpion, which force Kino to find something to pay a doctor to cured Coyotito from a poison. Doctor refused to cured Coyotito, since Kino and Juana doesn't seem to have enough money that he want, and he was quite racist about Kino nation. Notice that the townspeople follow Kino. What does that tell you? Answer: This means that most of people in town are curios about an outcome of Kino asking the doctor to cure a poison for his son. Answer: He is greedy, and racist.