Cause and effect analysis of "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck.

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Throughout the story "The Pearl", Steinbeck makes each event lead to another. Each event has its own cause and effect towards the protagonists of the story, Kino and Juana which is very significant to the plot of the story. All the major the events of the story create obstacles Kino and Juana must pass. These events create the main plot of the story and how it affects the protagonists.

The beginning of the story starts off by John Stein introducing the main characters of the story Kino, Juana and Coyotito in the small town of La Paz. Steinbeck crates the first obstacle Kino and Juana must overcome. Their only child Coyotito has been stung by a scorpion and Kino sets out for a pearl to pay for the child's treatment. The climax of the story is when Kino is overwhelmed by what he can obtain with the miraculous pearl and is blinded from it, which results in Coyotito being shot by a bullet from the tracker.

As the story concludes Kino returns to the village of La Paz realizing how he has been blinded by greed. The resolution of the story is when Kino throws the pearl into the ocean and looks back at what it has done to him and sees the harsh realities it has brought to himself and his family. Finally he comprehends the more important things in life such as family, health, and life itself.

The first cause and effect starts when Coyotito has been bitten by the scorpion and then Juana decides to take him to a doctor, which seems to be that she is asking too much for someone whom in living in a life of poverty. The doctor refuses to treat Coyotito because Kino and Juana cannot afford the fees. Juana prays...