The Pearl

What inspires these characters to behave in such unsavory ways?

1. In The Pearl, John Steinbeck does not shy away from showing readers unattractive sides of many of the novella’s supporting characters. Kino and Juana are surrounded by an immoral doctor, a greedy priest, would-be thieves, and jealous neighbors.

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The thing that inspires their unsavory behavior is greed and jealousy. Some of their neighbors mistreat them out of jealousy. Others...... the doctor and the priest for example, are simply filled with greed