The Pearl

How are these values consistent with their lives? How are they contradictory?

Kino and Juana live on a primitive level in their lives and their religion, yet they both want a church wedding and a christening for coyotito.

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Kino and his people are very much part of their natural environment. Before the Pearl disturbs Kino's natural order with nature, Kino is quite at home with the nature's rhythms of life because they are the same as how his people live.

"Now, Kino's people had sung of everything that happened or existed. They had made songs to the fishes, to the sea in anger and to the sea in calm, to the light and the dark and the sun and the moon, and the songs were all in Kino and in his people – every song that had ever been made, even the ones forgotten. And as he filled his basket the song was in Kino, and the beat of the song was his pounding heart as it ate the oxygen from his held breath, and the melody of the song was the gray-green water and the little scuttling animals and the clouds of fish that flitted by and were gone." (Chapter 2)