What does the canoe symbolize?
To some, a symbol of our connection to the natural world, a representation of our reverence for history, a tool of exploration and discovery. To others, like Misao Dean, Professor of English at the University of Victoria, the canoe can be a symbol of colonialism, imperialism, and marginalization.
What does Kino’s canoe represent?
A means of making a living—both pearls and food—that has been passed down for generations, the canoe that Kino uses represents his link to cultural tradition.
What does the breaking destruction of Kino’s canoe symbolize?
Given the fact that Kino planned on escaping the village in his canoe, the destroyed canoe symbolically represents the loss of hope and peace in Kino’s life. The Song of Evil surrounds the sunken canoe, and Kino’s life takes a turn for the worse.
Where did Kino’s canoe come from and what does the canoe symbolize?
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.
What do you call a person who canoes?
1. canoeist – someone paddling a canoe. paddler. boatman, waterman, boater – someone who drives or rides in a boat.
Who damaged Kino’s canoe?
Kino loses his self-respect as a husband by beating Juana, his integrity as a law-abiding citizen by killing his attacker, his birthright in the form of the destroyed canoe, and his home, burned to the ground by an arsonist.
What happened to Kino’s canoe?
Unfortunately, one of Kino’s enemies ruined his sacred canoe to prevent him from fleeing the village. Kino then runs towards his house and discovers that it is on fire. Juana ends up meeting him with Coyotito in her arms and says that the entire house was ransacked before their enemies set it ablaze.
What does Juana pray for before she and Kino go out in the canoe?
Juana prays that Kino can find a pearl so he can pay the doctor to heal Coyotito. Juana is more superstitious than religious, because in chapter 1, she repeated an ancient magic, to protect Coyotito, and in chapter 2, she prayed for Kino to find a pearl to pay the doctor.
What caused the damage to Kino’s canoe?
The wounds in the boat are an insult to his family and culture as well as damage to his property and harm to his livelihood. One reason that Kino’s canoe is so precious to him is because it was handed down to him from his father (and grandfather.)
Why did Juana immediately forgive Kino?
Why does Juana immediately forgive Kino for his treatment of her? She knows she could not survive without him. What happened to Kino after he left Juana on the beach? He was ambushed, and he killed the attacker.
What does Kino consider even more evil than his killing the man?
Kino’s reactions are important here; they represent the primitive values of his culture. He feels that the killing of a family boat (“the canoe of his grandfather”) is a greater crime than the killing of a person because a person has a family that can revenge him.