In the book the pearl why are the pearl buyers excited about the pearl?

Answer Because all the pearl buyers (at the time of the story) work for the same man, and who ever gives the boss for the lowset price gets payed the most.

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How is the pearl cauing misfortunes to kino in the book the pearl?

the pearl is the antagonist. it causes everything to go wrong, it makes everyone in town jealous that he found such a great pearl. by everyone being greedy and jealous, people attack him and try to... Read More »

Why did Kino and Juana throw away the pearl at the end of the book The Pearl?

Because they were happy before he found the pearl. He wanted it to be that way again. Whether or not it can be is perhaps in doubt, but... he is going to try. The Pearl brought him nothing but pain... Read More »

Why did John Steinbeck use a pearl to symbolize something in the book The Pearl?

Constancy. Something that can be relied upon. Something that isn't "phony".

Was the pearl evil in the book the pearl by john Steinbeck?

As evil as a non-living object can be, yes. In the book he compares the pearl to a scorpion and a malignant tumor (just to name a few). There are many strong signs that the pearl is evil in the book.