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Transcript of The Pearl
Skroblin Production Role of Man The Pearl Role of Women The Power of Wealth and the
Downfall of Pride Family is a
Blessing "In Kino's head there was a song now, clear and soft, and if he had been able to speak of it, he would have call it the Song of the Family" Death... “My son will read and open the books, my son will write and will know writing. And my son will make numbers, and these things will make us free because he will know-he will know and through him we will know.” "If it's a coyote, this will stop it," the watcher said as he cocked his rifle." “Let us-let us throw it back in the sea where it belongs. Kino, it is evil, it is evil!” "Kino's brain cleared from its red concentration and he knew the sound-the keening, moaning, rising hysterical cry from the little cave in the side of the stone mountain, the cry of death." "The two came from the rutted country road into the city, and they were not walking in single file, Kino ahead and Juana behind as usual, but side by side." "I am a man," said Kino, and that meant certain things to Juana. It meant that he was half insane and half god. it meant that Kino would drive his strength against the sea. Juana, in her woman's soul, knew that the mountain would stand while the man broke himself, and yet it was this thing made him a man." "Juana, who was obedient and respectful and cheerful and patient, she could arch her back in child pain with hardly a cry. She could stand fatigue and hunger almost better that Kino himself. In the canoe she was like a strong man." "And Kino drew back his arm and flung the pearl with all his might. Kino and Juana watched it go, winking and glimmering under the setting sun." ...and Sacrifice The Tragedy "Kino's hand leaped to catch it, fell on the baby's shoulder, landed and struck." "And the music of the pearl drifted to a whisper and disappeared." "Kino lifted the flesh, and there it lay, the great pearl perfect as the moon. It captured the light and refined it and gave it back in silver incandescence." New Found Hope Where Wealth and Happiness Turn to Evil