My Agreement

With Steinbeck’s 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 Kino’s 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

Steinbeck’s 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 Kino’s

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 didn’t 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 didn’t argue about this because she did not want to destroy Kino’s

dreams. Like Juana, women have passion which shows that women

don’t 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 woman’s 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, Kino’s 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 Kino’s 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 Kino’s thoughts about the pearl were

different. Juana had wise decisions which meant women don’t make

problems than men make. So I agree with Steinbeck’s 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.