Juana- She is Kino's young wife. She is caring, brave, and smart. Juana believes that the pearl is evil, and is bringing sins to the family.
Coyotito- He is Kino's, and Juana's baby. He doesn't have the best forcuene, he got stung, and poisoned twice.
The Doctor- The doctor is a rude, deceiving, greedy man. He said he was helping make Coyotito well again, but he poisoned him instead. He doesn't want anything except money.
“This was an evil beyond thinking. The killing of a man was not so evil as the killing of a boat. For a boat does not have sons, and a boat cannot protect itself, and a wounded boat does not heal.” Kino
“It is not good to want a thing too much. It sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough, and you must be very tactful with Gods or the gods.” Kino
Setting and Theme
Theme- The theme in the story is to not be greedy. The story tells you not to be greedy, because you may think you are getting something good, but bad things will follow.