The Pearl-- John Steinbeck


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Kino-- An Indian peal diver who finds the magnificent pearl.

Coyotito--- Kino and Juana's infant son.

The Doctor-- A thoroughly heartless, self- seeking man whose love of money is displayed when he refuses help to Coyotio becuase Kino cannot pays his fees.

The Pearl Buyers-- They are unnamed in the story and, as a group, they reperesent the exploitation and hypocrisy that the Indians encounter.

Juana--- Kino's Common- Law wife and faithful partner in scartching out a meager living.

Juan Tomás-- Kino's brother, advisor and his sole protector when Kino is hunted for murder.

The Priest-- The discovery of the pearl was said to "put a thoughtful look in his eyes and a memory of certain repairs necessary to the chruch."