The pearl in chapter. 5
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Some of the things that happen to Kino are self-inflicted, and it wasn't the pearl that was evil, but rather the thoughts and desires of the people who wanted the pearl....
Kino's wife disobeys him
Kino beats his wife
Kino is beaten
Juana finds the pearl
Kino has killed a man
Kino and Juana'a house is burned down
A hole is punched in Kino's boat
He goes to follow Juana and he hits her when he thinks she is taking the pearl. He murders someone in the dark. He watches as his shack burns to the ground and he knows he is being pursued. He is not sure about the pearl, but he says he cannot give it up because the pearl is "his soul."