Moreover, one should not aim above or below their inherent position in society.
Family Kino lives in harmony with his family up until Coyotito is poisoned.
The moral of the story is that money cannot buy happiness.
The pearl The pearl is a symbol of wealth which is quite ambivalent in its nature throughout the novel.
This is a foreshadowing of the many town’s people who are filled with poisonous envy and evil as they sneak into Kino’s home to steal the pearl and poison his life.
Many people in the world today grow crazy and mad when surrounded by even the slightest bit of wealth and good fortune.
That being said, the novel ends as Juana and Kino walk side by side as equal partners.
It seems that family is somewhat restored when the pearl is no longer in Kino’s possession.
Kino has the false belief that the newfound material wealth could grant them more happiness.
In the end the pearl costs Kino his harmonious life, his house, his canoe and his family.