The characters of this story are very important in terms of how they develop the storyline. They are reasonably undeveloped and in terms of much current literature, they are level. However, this is true in most of the story. The importance of this story lies not in the individual characters, but in what the listener takes away from the tale. However, it is important to examine some of the following throw characters who take on more significance than those characters who provide the story's action. These characters carry the symbolic and thematic message of the tale.
Madame Loisel(The Nickels Story):
"She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans. She had no marriage portion, no expectations, no means of getting known, understood, loved, and wedded by a man of wealth and distinction; and she let herself be married off to a little clerk in the Ministry of Education. Her tastes were simple because she had never been able to afford any other, but she was as unhappy as though she had married beneath her; for women have no caste or class, their beauty, grace, and charm serving them for birth or family, their natural delicacy, their instinctive elegance, their nimbleness of wit, are their only mark of rank, and put the slum girl on a level with the highest lady in the land."
It is Madame Loisel's wish to be piece of the high class which sets the story's actions in movement. She is a gorgeous lady who feels herself "born for every gracefulness and luxury." Her trust that she is expected for better things than middle-class hard work forms the centre of her personality. She believes that apparent things a dress, better furniture, a large home, will build her joyful, and an invitation to a ball makes her unhappy because it reminds her of her plain clothes and not have jewels. After secure these accessories of luxury, she has the moment of her life at the ball, for one evening existing the lifestyle she believes herself free to. After losing a borrowed necklace, she is not able to disclose the mistake to the friend who lent her the nickels. Although spending many years in poverty, toiling to pay back the money owing of replacing the necklace, Madame Loisel ahead of time loses her physical beauty.
Kino(The Pearl Story):
"Kino awakened in the near dark. The stars still shone and the day had drawn only a pale wash of light in the lower sky to the east. The roosters had been crowing for some time, and the early pigs were already beginning their ceaseless turning of twigs and bits of wood to see whether anything to eat had been overlooked. Outside the brush house in the tuna clump, a covey of little birds chittered and flurried with their wings."
The perception of a person's character and credibility is based on ones actions and reactions, while facing various situations. The impressions that are developed by people based on the interpretations that are given reveal the characteristics that one holds and portrays throughout ones life. These ideas and standpoints are heavy perceived in the actions of Kino in John Steinbeck's The Pearl. The novel is a portrayal of Kino's self- centered acts, and his unwillingness to succumb to the reality of his poverty stricken society. Kino feels that if he fights for what he believes, he will be brought to the status of respect and peaceful living, but instead the evil that is brought out of him leads to the demise of his family. In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino is on a journey to find wealth and success, while taking this journey he proves himself to be a loving protector, very determined; however, naÃ¯ve to realities of his life. In the first chapters of the novel Kino is presented as a loving protector of his family. He seems to a good husband who wants nothing more than to support.
In Each character or each person there is something good and something bad in there relation or in there communication with others. So in this i will talk about both character which is Loisel( Nickels story) and Kino (from The pearl Story).Madame Loisel is worried with the desire to be of a higher class than that into which she has been born, Also Kino wants to be in higher class and want everything when he found the pearl. So both want to have everything in an easy way . So when Loisel want money from her husband and she was very unhappy that she have nothing to wear to the ball, She is a self-centered and angry person, who is never satisfied. and she didn't respect that her husband didn't have enough money, so she went and borrow a nickels, after that she lost it , and lost everything that she have or she have been dreamed, and she worked the rest of her life as a servant which represent the poor life. Madam Louis suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury. As well as Kino when his son was sick and he didn't take care of his own child when he was sick, so he didn't respect this fact, and didn't do anything. Which mean that he is selfish, also when he found a pearl he didn't cure his son, and when he found a pearl he lost everything in his life like his family and friends. Madam Louis suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury.Â
The different between both character which that they live in different society and have a different rule of life's. She feels she has nothing (in actuality her and her husband were not desolate poor) for which she was meant for. She longs for a higher station in society. Which leads to her conflict with society, But Kino varies he still proves himself to be a strong protector and loving provider for his loved ones, but even through his innocence he still harbours the greed of humans. However, there is a different between them which Madame Loisel pay this fault and she will not do it again, and she accept what she deserve, which though her a lesson. Although Kino was feeling bas at the end but he ended with hurting his wife and killing someone which cannot be fixed anymore.
The Way of understanding what causes humans to experience what they do. The assumption is that there are forces (such as race, economic class, environment, and chance) at work that determine the outcome of human events, regardless of human intention and effort to shape events otherwise.