Study Guide

The Pearl Characters

By John Steinbeck

Kino

Kino starts out in this novel as an all-around good dude. His life is built around diving for...

Juana

If Kino is obsessed with being a man, he is equally obsessed with keeping Juana in her place as a...

The Doctor

Why are we reminding you of this? Because The Doctor is about the least nuanced character in this...

The Priest

The priest may not be as bad as the doctor, but he’s pretty dang close. He seems to have as...

The Buyer

The buyer basically represents capitalism in its most corrupted, least functional form. Think of...