The Pearl

Why does Juana try to throw the pearl back into the sea? How does Kino react?

Reading Guide- Chapters 5-6

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Juana believes the pearl is a curse. Kino believes that the pearl is worthless. After Coyotito's death is no longer holds any value to him, thus, he throws it back into the ocean.

The above answer can be found in Chapter 6 of The Pearl.