The Pearl

The pearl

Explain the quote, "Thus they would say, "it was two years before we sold the pearl," or, "it was six weeks after we sold the pearl" chapter 4

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Kino has decides that selling the pearl will be the defining moment of his life. He thinks that all events will be looked back on in the context of selling his pearl. Clearly Kino has become obsessed with the illusion of happiness and self-identity that the pearl has to offer.