When the search posse thinks they hear a coyote, the unthinkable takes place.Having lost everything, a defeated Kino returns to La Paz and sends his pearl back to the sea.
Every terrible event that happened was caused by the greed of man.
It started with the doctor refusing help to Coyotito based on Kino and Juana’s wealth, or lack thereof.
It leaves the reader questioning, what price should be paid to attain the luxuries one wants from life?
While Kino did not intend to lose any of these attributes in his quest for a better life, his stubbornness guided him to murder and ultimate heartbreak.
Moreover, fear that when they were caught, the pearl would be lost, partly prompted Kino to kill the search posse.
Another theme that can be taken away from this story is that family is the greatest pearl of all.
Through this parable, one can learn two very important themes.
One theme of the novella is greed is the root of all evil.
Set in La Paz, Mexico, Kino is content with his small family and house made of brush.
However, when his only son Coyotito is stung by a scorpion, Kino sets out to find a pearl grand enough to pay the doctor who has refused to help.