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The Pearl: Selfishness And Greed - Online Term Paper

The Pearl: Selfishness And Greed



I chose to write my essay on the profound amount of selfishness and
greed displayed by some of the characters in The Pearl.
The person who I feel is the most selfish is the doctor. After the
baby, Coyotito, is stung by the scorpion and Kino takes him to the doctor,
the doctor refuses to treat Coyotito because they don't have any money.
The doctor makes the statement to his servant, "Has he any money? No,
they never have any money. I, I alone in the world am supposed to work for
nothing- and I am tired of it." The doctor is refusing to spend a few
seconds of his time to look at the baby's wound, which he knows could be
fatal, simply because they cannot pay him immediately.
The doctor ...

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sell the pearl to. The dealer tells Kino that his pearl is large and
clumsy, and that no one would buy it. Then he offers Kino one thousand
pesos, but Kino knows that the pearl is worth fifty thousand pesos. When
Kino doesn't agree to sell the pearl for a thousand pesos the dealer tells
his servant to go find three other dealers. When the other dealers get
there, two of them say that they wouldn't give Kino anything for it and the
third one offers him five hundred pesos for it. It is obvious that the
dealers had pre arranged this so they could take advantage of Kino, and
make a very large profit. It must take a very greedy person to take
advantage of a person who had the misfortune of being born into a poor
family, and couldn't afford an education.
The next problem the pearl causes Kino is that he is attacked. The
night after the dealers tried to cheat him, Kino heard a noise outside his
straw house. When he tried to go outside his wife, Juana, tried to stop
him, but ...

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Added: 9/2/2008 11:03:14 AM
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