The Pearl

chapter 5 explain the last 2 lines of the chapter?

what does it mean?

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These two lines sum up Kino's obsession with the pearl, and the fact that he can see nothing but that it will afford him. Kino is unable to see what it has already cost him.

"This pearl has become my soul," said Kino. "If I give it up I shall lose my soul. Go thou also with God."


The Pearl