What is the significance of the quote, "the loss of the pearl was a punishment visited on those who tried to leave their station." Chapter 4
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Kino is criticized by many in the village for trying to better himself beyond his social standing. They feel Kino should have given in to the pearl speculators' demands just like they must give in to them. People feel Kino is bringing bad luck upon himself by trying to get what the pearl is worth.