The Question and Answer section for The Pearl is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Kino has found the great pearl.... everyone is waiting to see what he will do with it. In a world where life goes on as usual and circumstances never change, Kino has become a symbol pf possibilities and an object of envy.
I'm sorry, what chapter or section of The Pearl does this question pertain to?
After Kino finds the pearl he is different from everyone else, set apart because of his pending wealth. Unlike his neighbors, he now has prospects...... hope. Kino also separates himself because he becomes suspicious of everyone else's motives.