My Agreement With Steinbecks Suggestion Steinbeck suggests that in The Pearl ,which he wrote, desires of men and women tend to be quite different and I agree with it. Men and women have different thoughts and treated differently. It is true that men uses strength and women uses brains and that men always make troubles. In our society, usually men protect their women and children. With this in our minds, men and women feel themselves different, taught differently when they are born, and usually have different desires.
We can learn from The Pearl that such as Kino, whom is the man, would start the trouble and pulls Coyotito, Whom is Kinos son, to death. But for Juana, the woman, knew something bad was going to happen when she saw the pearl but to not destroy her husband, Kino, s dreams, she keeps her mouth shut. I agree with Steinbecks suggestion in The Pearl that the desires of men and woman tend to be quite different. In my opinion, Men have strong pride and never want to loose especially in strength. As in The Pearl when Juana, who is Kinos wife, asked to throw the pearl that he found away, Kino only thought about winning and fighting.
I will fight this thing. I will win over it. We will have our chance. (P.57) Right after a bloody fight with the man who was aiming for the pearl, Kino became selfish and forgot about his dreams. Only Juana knew that the pearl was evil and told.
Kino, this pearl is evil. Let us destroy it before it destroys us. Let us crush it between two stones. (P.56) But she did not want to make her husband disappointed and didnt beg him because she knew that he will never give up the pearl. Like Juana, women cares about others feelings. In my opinion, men are also more didnt argue about this because she did not want to destroy Kinos dreams.
Like Juana, women have passion which shows that women dont want to hurt others feelings. I also think that women are more careful than men. Women usually knows what they are doing, but men mostly make problems. When Kino said, I am a man. (P.57) It meant that Kino would drive his strength against a mountain and plunge his strength against the sea.
Juana in her womans soul, knew that the mountain would stand while the man broke himself; that the sea would surge while the mand drowned in it. (P.59~60) This means that Juana knew that Kino is fighting with society and would collapse. Kino accepted this when Coyotito, Kinos son, died. This shows that men rush into things carelessly. I think that women desires of men and men desires of women.
Like Juana loved and needed Kino and thought, And yet it was this thing that made him a man, half insane and half god, and Juana had need of a man; she could not live without a man. Although she might be puzzled by these differences between man and woman, she knew them and accepted them and needed them (P.60) As the quote explains that a women like Juana want and need a man like Kino. In Kinos head there was a song now, clear and soft, and if he had been able to speak of it, he would have called it the Song of the Family.(P.2) The Song of the Family shows the love of his family, Juana and Coyotito. Kino fell in love with Juana and the love of needing shown in the Song of the Family. Therefore Men and women are have different thoughts and taught unequally. I figured what Steinbeck was trying to show about men and women how Juana and Kinos thoughts about the pearl were different. Juana had wise decisions which meant women dont make problems than men make.
So I agree with Steinbecks suggestion thatoften selfish than woman. When Kino said, No one shall take our good fortune from us, (p.57) he only thought about himself and made everyone his enemy. Juana desires of man and women tend to be quite different.