Passed down through three generations, the canoe symbolizes for Kino the tradition and culture of his ancestors. Its importance to him demonstrates how much Kino values both his ancestry and the ability to provide for his family.
Kino’s Canoe Quotes in The Pearl
The The Pearl quotes below all refer to the symbol of Kino’s Canoe. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of The Pearl published in 2002.).
Chapter 2 Quotes
Every year Kino refinished his canoe with the hard shell-like plaster by the secret method that had also come to him from his father. Now he came to the canoe and touched the bow tenderly as he always did.
Kino’s Canoe Symbol Timeline in The Pearl
The timeline below shows where the symbol Kino’s Canoe appears in The Pearl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.