The change in Kino from a man into an animal is indicated by the changing meanings of the pearl and other things important to Kino. Steinbeck is now beginning to emphasize that Kino is becoming more and more like a hunted animal; and increasingly, Kino's actions will be seen in terms of a desperate, trapped animal. Both have learned much from the tragedy that they have shared. As problems become more burdensome, they cause people to move slower, which the reader sees as Kino tried to climb the mountains. In Kino's ears the Song of the Family was as fierce as a cry. As Steinbeck indicates, there is something primitive in Kino as he is determined, at first, to protect his pearl at all costs. How have they changed in such a short amount of time? They trudged past the burned square where their house had been without even looking at it.
This is the case with Kino when he decides to sell his pearl. Juana reminds him that the trackers will not let either her or Coyotito live. Kino and Juana return side-by-side, which is unusual since she usually follows behind him. Number of Keys Select the number of different printables to make:. More specifically, the spring is described in terms of a place of rest and of life. Explain a time you had to make a choice that changed your life in a way you weren't prepared for? What happens that makes their footprints more evident? The trackers, however, decide to camp for the night beside the spring until morning.
Directions: Click on the correct answer. He warns Juana that she must not let Coyotito cry out. For instance, the chapter starts with the family leaving the town, and ends with the family returning to town. It bit through neck and deep into chest. What is his new plan to protect his family from the trackers? He cannot wait until the full moon; he must attack now. Kino and Juana set off to the market with the neighbors following to see what will happen.
The ground which they cross is barren and dry while their destination, the mountain, is cool and welcoming. He and his family are no longer a part of a safe community; instead, they become objects of a primitive hunt. It sinks into the water and settles down to the sandy bottom among the waving branches of the water plants. Then they move on, but Kino knows that they will circle and come back to the same place and eventually pick up his and Juana's tracks. Since they are far from the Gulf now, the sun is hot, and Kino lectures Juana on the kinds of poisonous plants to be avoided. He tells her they are trackers and wonders whether he should give up himself to save his family.
As he inches within a short distance from the tracker with the rifle the others are sleeping , the moon begins to rise, and Kino is desperate. How have their lives changed? Steinbeck also seems to be implying that as society turns against Kino and tries to rob him of his pearl, then Kino must become more like an animal. What does he do to try to avoid them? He can see the trackers far away. When they reach the first rise, Kino tries to persuade Juana to hide in a crevice with Coyotito and let him lead the trackers away, up into the mountains; then he will return. You can customize the printable with the options shown below, or you can just click the Build Printable button to create it now! When Juana awakens, she wonders if it was the pearl dealers who attacked Kino, but he was not able to see or identify his attackers.
What are some other examples of circular events in this chapter? Juana wonders if they will be followed; Kino knows that they will be followed because the pearl must be extremely valuable or else so many people would not have tried such desperate measures to take the pearl away from him. Kino knows that escape from these expert trackers is probably impossible. She already knows all of this, but she humors him anyway. This time, Juana is walking side by side with Kino. His knife is hanging down his back so that it will not hit a stone and make a noise. There is clearly a symbolic identification with death sterility, desert heat, and dehydration and life fertility, life-giving moisture, and coolness. At first, Kino is happy for the wind; it will cover up their tracks, but in a short time the wind dies down, and he knows there will be footprints left behind them.
How does Kino cover their tracks? When does he plan to escape from the trackers? He decides, therefore, that he must attack the trackers, killing, first, the one with the rifle, then the other two. But it is also a place of death. The pearl was to have secured for Coyotito a good education and for Kino, a good rifle. Then, not even bothering to conceal their direction, they head for the higher mountains. Everyone knows about it and feels it, from the altar boys at mass to the Chinese grocery store owners. On the other hand, when one unit steps out of the ordinary and does something different, all of the parts of the town sense it and communicate to the whole. He tells his wife to keep Coyotito quiet.
They cleared the brush that edged the beach and picked their way down the shore toward the water. Kino did not do this and lost his son. Problems do not just go away; problems follow the person who tries to run away from the as trackers continued to chase Kino. This one buyer has many hands who are all acting on his behalf. When they reach the small spring, they refresh themselves with cool water, and Kino peers out behind him.
Why do you think the author uses this symbolism in the chapter? Some speculate that he will give it as a gift to the Holy Father, while others suppose that he will sell it and distribute the wealth among the poor. When every unit—every man, woman, and child—operates according to custom, then the town goes peacefully on its way. . Three times she refuses before Kino relinquishes. At the beginning of the chapter, Kino is very determined that he will save his Pearl of the World. Leaving Juana in the cave with the baby, Kino decides to be confrontational.