The Pearl

So far, how has Kino's life been altered by the pearl? Why, even when he is forced to flee, does he refuse to give up?

Ch.5 The Pearl

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In Chapter Five, Kino even finds himself capable of murder to defend himself; whether Kino is capable of a more cold-blooded killing still remains questionable. Kino's comment that the pearl has become his soul is the defining statement of his condition. It shows that Kino has ceased to be in some level human; he cannot consider normal human needs and emotions, but defiantly focuses on the pearl.