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The Pearl: Music

            Music is known to be a quality in which one possesses toproduce harmony,.
             or to make others pleasant through messages.Authors use descriptive writing.
             to set the atmosphere in manystories. In the short story, "The Pearl", John.
             Steinbeck usesdifferent types of music to introduce, and set the atmosphere.
             ofthe story. In this, music is used to introduce evil, to showfamily.
             lifestyle, and to show significance of the pearl. John Steinbeck shows.
             evil's intrusion into Kino's family bymeans of music. Evil is introduced.
             into many scenes, by itsshadows and music. Kino, being the main character,.
             is usually first to hear it. "Kino stepped to the doorway and looked.
             out.The thin dog cameto him, and threshed itself in greeting like a.
             wind ©blown flag,and Kino looked down at it and didn't see it. He had.
             brokenthrough the horizons into a cold and lonely outside. He feltalone and.
             unprotected, and scraping crickets and shrilling treefrogs and croaking.
             toads seemed to be carrying the melody ofevil." Here Kino, hears the evil.
             music carried out through the eyesof nature. The baby, Coyotito, is still,.
             and quiet, and does notknow of the evil that is approaching. As for his.
             illness, it hasbeen cured when Kino first found the pearl. In time, a.
             little after Kino hears this evil music, the doctorarrives having already.
             heard about the baby's miraculousrecovery. The doctor informs Kino of.
             Coyotito's situation, andhow the illness will return. He then treats it.
             with a smallremedy. Kino knows Coyotito is not sick, but accepts the.
             doctorshelp to ensure his sons health. Already knowing the.
             doctor'sexpectations in payment, Kino refuses to give up his pearl. Once.
             the doctor leaves the house, Kino no longer hears theevil music that once.
             played with his ears. Following thesymptoms that the doctor assumed,.
             Coyotito becomes ill and lateron returns to his original state. From this.
             scene, one can deduce that Kino's sense of evilcomes from music, and also.
             that this is the form of writing thatJohn Steinbeck uses to introduce an.

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