FC: The Pearl John Steinbeck
1: This case of good vs. evil is Kino vs. the scorpion because the scorpion is going after Coyotito and Kino needs to try and keep the scorpion from getting to him, but ends up being too late. "Kino was almost within reach of it , and it stopped and it's tail rose up over its back in little jerks (Steinbeck 5).
2: Kino couldn't reach the scorpion, so it ends up stinging Coyotito. This turns the good vs. evil to scorpion vs. Coyotito because he is now being stung. "The thorned tail jerked right, and at that moment the laughing Coyotito shook the rope and the scorpion fell."(Steinbeck 5).
3: Kino vs. the pearl buyers is when Kino gets angry because he feels cheated. Kino expected to become completely rich from his huge pearl but soon finds out that the pearl actually isn't really worth that much. "I am cheated, my pearl is not for sale here"(Steinbeck 52).
4: "And the music of the pearl drifted and disapeared." (Steinbeck 90) | Kino vs. Wife is when Kino finds his wife going back to the ocean to try and throw the pearl back because it is causing bad things to happen in their life. Kino gets mad and tries to hit her.
5: This case of good vs. evil deals with the doctor and Kino. The doctor refuses to cure Coyotito's scorpion bite, which also relates to Coyotito vs. the scorpion sting because he now has no one to take care of him and cure the sting. "Have I nothing better to do than cure bites from little indian children," (Steinbeck 11).
6: Kino vs. the townspeople is about how everyone is jealous because Kino found the pearl of the world and EVERYONE wants it. This good vs. evil also leads to many others because since everyone is jealous, it means that everyoneis going to try and steal the pearl. "How news traveled fast through a town is a mistery not easily to be solved." (steinbeck )
7: In this case of good vs. evil Kino finds a pearl thagt leads to many other things in the story. The pearl may bring out some good things, but mostly it is just bad because it makes other people jealous, and turns Kino into an entirely different person. "It was the greastest pearl in the world." (Steinbeck 19).
8: In this Good vs. Evil you have Kino's first run-in with the trackers, which is when Kino and his family is hiding because they are after him for killing the dark person. "'Do you think they will try to find us?' 'They will try'"(Steinbeck 71).
9: In this Good vs. Evil, Kino is trying to fight a mysterious dark person who has come to his house to try and steal the pearl.
10: This Good vs. Evil deals with Kino and the Baby vs. their trackers. The trackers find Kino and his family but when Coyotito moves in the dark the trackers shoot his head off because they thought it was a coyote. "'Coyote maybe,' he said and Kino heard the harsh click as he cocked the rifle. 'If it is this will stop it,' the watcher said as he raised the gun. Kino was in mid leap when the gun crashed and the barrel flash made a picture on his eyes"(Steinbeck 86).
11: "Juana , Kino said. | In this case of Good vs. Evil there is Kino, Coyotito, and Juana vs. the Mountains. They have to climb the mountains to get away from the trackers and it's very hard work plus, they have to be quick because the trackers are following and catching up.
12: In this case of Good vs. Evil Kino fights the same dark person as before, only this time he kills him. "He heard the rush, got his knife out and lunged at one dark figure and felt his knife go home, and then he was swept to his knees and swept again to the ground" (Steinbeck).
13: "He saw a little glow ahead of him, and then without interval a tall flame leaped up in the dark with a crackling roar, and a tall edifice of fire lighted up the path way."(Steinbeck 63). | This case of Good vs. Evil is when Kino's family's house is on fire. | "He saw a little glow ahead of him, and then without interval a tall flame leaped up in the dark with a crackling roar, and a tall edifice of fire lighted up the path wy."(St
15: In this case of Good vs. Evil Kino gets his canoe broken by one of the shadowed people. "The killing of a man is not as evil as the killing of a boat" (Steinbeck).
17: This case of Good vs. Evil is Kino vs. the Doctor again, only is different from the last time. Instead the doctor does cure the baby because he says that the poison may come back. "As I thought, the poison has gone inward and it will strike soon" (Steinbeck).