What does he do to try to avoid them? Steinbeck notes that much can be told from the way a man wears his hat. Directions: Click on the correct answer. What motivates and drives them to leave their familiar life and venture into a new, unknown world? It falls to the bottom and is covered by a cloud of sand. For example, when Kino looks into the pearl to find the visions he first saw in it, the evil which the pearl has brought has distorted the visions so that a bad image is substituted for each of the original good images. For instance, the chapter starts with the family leaving the town, and ends with the family returning to town. As the other tracker tried to run away and was climbing vines, Kino shot and but didn't kill him he fell into the water pool and Kino and Kino went and shot him between the eyes Problems have a place of origin, and for Kino, his problem began near the beach. He places Juana and Coyotito in one of these small caves, then he returns to the spring and makes all sorts of false trails up the other side of the mountain.
Ironically, had Juana remained in the back of the cave, instead of moving forward to watch Kino; Coyotito's life would have been saved by the protection of the cave. Now, though, there is only one pearl buyer who exercises a monopoly over the trade. Why does Juana refuse to throw the pearl away? They then move into the mountains, where Kino knows that they will find water. Notice that these ideas are expressed in a one-to-one relationship. Thus, he must make plans to protect his family against them.
They walk through the town and through the village like well-made wooden dolls, neither glancing in either direction nor greeting any of the villagers. How does he appear desperate? How does his vision of the future change at the end of the book? Chapter 4 This chapter begins with a description of the way a town functions. What are some of the desires he has? Juana reminds him that the trackers will not let either her or Coyotito live. When does he plan to escape from the trackers? He and Juana decide to hide in little erosion caves. This is bad; Kino knows that he and his family cannot stay concealed and quiet throughout the night. This time, Juana is walking side by side with Kino. Take our free The Pearl quiz below, with 25 multiple choice questions that help you test your knowledge.
. Innocence dies and cannot be retained. They, too, sense that power and wealth are dangerous enticements. In Kino's ears the Song of the Family was as fierce as a cry. He awakens suddenly from a restless sleep and is immediately alerted to some noise. He tells her they are trackers and wonders whether he should give up himself to save his family.
He decides, therefore, that he must attack the trackers, killing, first, the one with the rifle, then the other two. What is his plan to keep Coyotito quiet? Options Enter Title: Directions Optional Complete. Kino and Juana set off to the market with the neighbors following to see what will happen. Chapter 6 begins with Kino and his family making an exodus from his known world to enter a new, strange world where they do not know their way. Juana wonders if they will be followed; Kino knows that they will be followed because the pearl must be extremely valuable or else so many people would not have tried such desperate measures to take the pearl away from him.
Kino sleeps and dreams of the great pearl, of being married in the church and of giving Coyotito an education. Kino, however, is frightened that Coyotito may cry, and so he relegates to Juana the responsibility of seeing that Coyotito makes no noise. What happens that makes their footprints more evident? How have their lives changed? When every unit—every man, woman, and child—operates according to custom, then the town goes peacefully on its way. Kino knows that escape from these expert trackers is probably impossible. Since they are far from the Gulf now, the sun is hot, and Kino lectures Juana on the kinds of poisonous plants to be avoided. There is clearly a symbolic identification with death sterility, desert heat, and dehydration and life fertility, life-giving moisture, and coolness. She already knows all of this, but she humors him anyway.
With their entrance into the town, a third procession occurs. Kino and Juana return side-by-side, which is unusual since she usually follows behind him. Kino does enter the town carrying a rifle but this, in terms of the death of his son, is completely meaningless. As Steinbeck indicates, there is something primitive in Kino as he is determined, at first, to protect his pearl at all costs. Kino wears his hat tilted aggressively forward.
When they reach the first rise, Kino tries to persuade Juana to hide in a crevice with Coyotito and let him lead the trackers away, up into the mountains; then he will return. Number of Keys Select the number of different printables to make:. Kino did not do this and lost his son. He cannot wait until the full moon; he must attack now. The pearl was to have secured for Coyotito a good education and for Kino, a good rifle. The Pearl: Chapter 6 The Pearl: Chapter 6 - Quiz For edHelper. As the trackers track down Kino and Juana, Kino becomes more like a wild animal.
Why is this behavior scary and unpredictable? The trackers think it is just a coyote with her pups, and one of them declares that, if it is, this ought to silence him. Their suffering has removed traditional barriers and has made them equal. His knife is hanging down his back so that it will not hit a stone and make a noise. They trudged past the burned square where their house had been without even looking at it. You can customize the printable with the options shown below, or you can just click the Build Printable button to create it now! The narration begins to speak of the town of La Paz, and how everyone in it remembers the return of the family. Steinbeck is now beginning to emphasize that Kino is becoming more and more like a hunted animal; and increasingly, Kino's actions will be seen in terms of a desperate, trapped animal. Why does he have to change his plan? Problems do not just go away; problems follow the person who tries to run away from the as trackers continued to chase Kino.
He warns Juana that she must not let Coyotito cry out. For Kino, it will be a temporary refuge, but later it will be the site of his own son's death. It is not until later that it is realized that the bundle contains the dead baby, Coyotito. Why do you think the author uses this comparison? As he leaves, Juana moves to the entrance of the cave to watch him. The gleaming rifle becomes a murdered man; the wedding in the church becomes Juana's beaten face. While removing his knife, Kino grabbed the rifle and smashed the skull of the tracker who awakened first.