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Why did Kino think that the killing of a man is not as evil as the killing of a boat? Do you agree with him? Explain.

The pearl chapter 5

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WE need to put their culture into context. Boats were expensive and labour intensive to make. Boats were their livelihood, they helped prevent them from starving. Men were plenty and easily replaced. I can't condemn him sitting in my comfortable house with food and amenities at my fingertips. His world is too different from mine for me to be allowed to judge him.