The Pearl

In what ways does greed cause conflict in this novel?


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The only one who seems not to be greedy is Juana, although Kino only wants the money to help do good things for his family. The doctor refuses to treat Coyotito until Kino can pay the fee. The priest, who should be a man of God and thus one to help the Indian peoples, only will marry Kino and Juana if they can pay him. The pearl buyers show their greed because they want to "jip" Kino and pay him as little as possible hoping to make a huge profit. Even his neighbors become greedy and try to rob him.