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Humans are always vulnerable to evil and we can see that this statement is true with examples from The Pearl. There are a certain characters being defenseless in front of the power of evil.
Kino’s son Coyotito was stung by a scorpion in the beginning of the story and with his wife, Juana, they went to the doctor in the town to heal his son. The doctor was vulnerable in front of the evilness of discrimination and money. He was against Kino’s race and he refused to cure Coyotito when he heard that they were Indians, saying “Have I not have anything better to do than cure insect bites for “Little Indians”?” Then the doctor considered about whether they have any money: he sent the servant to ask about the fee needed for treatment but obviously Kino didn’t have enough money so the doctor pretended that he wasn’t at home and sent Kino away. He was supposed to be saving people’s life and that is the responsibility of a doctor but he was defeated by the evil in his mind.
Then, Kino wanted to gain wealth and a higher social status with the great pearl he found so that he can have a better life and end poverty and ignorance by sending Coyotito to school with the money he will make. However, he was vulnerable in front of his ambition and greed. His greed to the demand for wealth and a higher social status transformed him from a loving man to a mad one. He had a contented life living with his family at first, but the pearl brought him ambition and he insisted to h...